This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Disorders of Spoken Language

Disorders of Spoken Language

Disorders of spoken language

Language develops in an individual from spoken language (listening and talking) to written language (reading, math, and composition). First you listen and then you talk, and first you learn to read about ideas and then you learn to write ideas. Language is first a receptive skill that involves taking in information; it then progresses to expressive language or conveying spoken and written information. Difficulties at the early developmental levels will affect later skills. For this reason, this chapter focuses on spoken language disorders of listening and talking.

Receptive language skills: Listening skills (in the area of spoken language) and reading and math skills (in the area of written language).

Figure 3.1 Spoken Language Disorders are Demonstrated when Jeff Attempts ...

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