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Language Impairments Special Needs Factsheet

What Teachers Should Know

Students with language impairments have difficulty understanding what is being communicated to them or difficulty expressing themselves. These difficulties may be verbal, nonverbal, or written.

Language impairments may be:

Students with language impairments have problems with one or more of the basic components of language required to understand or use spoken or written language.

Students with language impairments may:

What Teachers Can Do

Language impairments in kids and teens can range from mild to severe. Students may face social issues in school and at home because of communication problems.

You can help a student with a language impairment by:

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014

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