Children With Speech And Language Difficulties

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Both reading and writing challenges experienced by children with speech and language problems has historically been neglected. At the same time as of late, various exploration have initiated in highlighting the issues of learning how to read and write that may be experienced in children with speech and language difficulties.
Various theories and studies have investigated the way in which children with speech and language difficulties often have literacy problems such as learning disability. Different speculations and studies have explored that the reverse is also possible “children with literacy problems often have speech and language difficulties”. These present as delay in speech and language development, problems in word-finding, articulation, grammar, etc. (Snowling, 1987; Stackhouse, 1990).
The broad aim of this essay provides a portrayal of the acquisition of both reading and writing in a typically developing children and the challenges faced by children with learning disabilities and why these problems occur.

What is Dyslexia and Dysgraphia?
It is a known fact that learning disability looks very different from one child to another. One child may encounter problems with reading while another with writing/spelling.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is distinguished by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a…
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