Language Disorder or Language Difference/Limited Proficiency?
Language Disorder versus Language Difference A language disorder is a significant discrepancy in language skills relative to a child's age or developmental level. A language difference is a rule-governed language..
Facilitating Pronoun Use
What is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun or noun phrase. There are many different types of pronouns: Objective: Receives the action..
Early Verb Acquisition and What to Expect Before Kindergarten
What is a Verb? A verb is a word that shows: Action: What the person, place, or thing (noun) is doing Examples: jump, swim, dance, hike State of being Examples: is,..
The Role of Phonemic Awareness in Early Reading Development
What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words, and the understanding that spoken words and syllables are made up of sequences of..
Executive Function Disorders
“Difficulty with the process of coordinating, prioritizing, and/or managing information needed to perform tasks successfully may be indicative of a disorder of a child's executive functioning abilities.” A child with..