Written Language Disorders
What is a written language disorder?
According to ASHA, “Written language disorders, as with spoken language disorders, can involve any of the five language domains (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics). Problems can occur in the awareness, comprehension, and production of language at the sound, syllable, word, sentence, and discourse levels.”
Written language disorders can show up in conditions such as ADHD, spoken language disorders, ASD (autism spectrum disorder), or in children who are deaf/hard of hearing. ASHA also states that written language disorders can present themselves through the following learning difficulties:
- Difficulty with phonological and morphological structure of words
- Difficulty forming stable associations with the orthographic representations of words in print
- Impaired reading comprehension and formulation of academic discourse (narrative and expository) and social co
- Difficulty recognizing discourse components
- Difficulty using syntax and cohesive devices to represent relationships among ideas
If your child is having difficulty with written language, Therapy Care in Batavia can help.
How can Therapy Care help?
Therapy Care in Batavia can address delays in your child’s reading, writing, and spelling skills in the following ways:
- Word structure education
- Language comprehension approaches
- Process-oriented approaches
- Product-oriented approaches
- Multisensory approaches
- Memorization and testing of words
Our specialized therapists at Therapy Care can work with your child to determine where they are in the process of learning how to read and write. If there are suspected delays in their learning abilities, their therapist will create a treatment plan addressing your concerns.
Therapy Care work with your child and the whole family, to engage in activities that can also be done in the home to further improve your child’s reading and writing abilities. For children having difficulty with handwriting, our occupational therapists determine the specific limitations and integrate a skilled plan to help your child improve their writing.