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What is Language Based Learning Disability?


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Joined: Dec 17, 2009
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Posted Dec 17, 2009 at 6:24:56 PM
Subject: What is Language Based Learning Disability?

Hi all,
I got tested when I was 18(I am now 20) and the report said I had a "Moderate to Sereve Language Based Learning Diasbility".
English is not my first language but I had been in Canada for 4 years already when I was tested.
I am in low average for reading,writing,spelling and at the low end of the average range for math.
I want to know what is a Language Based Learning Disability?

Thanks for your help,
Rain

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dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Posted:Dec 17, 2009 8:32:57 PM

Dear Rain,

Languanged based learning disability is a broad term that relates to a persons ability to process reading, writing, and spelling. Persons with language based disabilities process information and need to be taught differently. Dyslexia (difficulty with words) is a language based learning disability.

Here are a few articles that might be helpful:

http://www.ldonline.org/questions/aboutld#5101

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/LBLD.htm

http://www.greatschools.org/LD/reading-dyslexia/dyslexia-overview.gs?content=525

http://www.gow.org/page.cfm?p=343

http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/learningdisabilitybasics/p/rsptvlangdsrdr.htm

http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/learningdisabilitybasics/p/exprslangdisrdr.htm

Best wishes.

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