A Social-Emotional Imperative: Supporting both Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) through Software Innovation
Awareness of dyslexia is widespread among educators, and many states have legislation for screening in the early grades. Yet 55% of children with dyslexia also have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a condition that is just as much of a hurdle for students but is not as well known. As a visual language disorder (VLD), dyslexia impacts students’ ability to decode language. Students with DLD have the opposite learning profile: They struggle with language comprehension.
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