Words. What are they really? Some may define words as sounds or symbols arranged in patterns, with each unique pattern carrying meaning. Others may define words as the basic building blocks for communication.
It is obvious that young children thrive on communications between themselves and the significant adults in their lives. Watch any family as they interact, and you will see the young child vying for attention of the adult, attempting to tell that person something they think is very important.
This mixed-methods study investigated the effectiveness of educational therapy developed by the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), a non-profit organization committed to training educators to use a flexible model of educational therapy when working with students who struggle to learn.
A Study of the Effect of Interactive Language in the Stimulation of Cognitive Functioning for Students with Learning Disabilities
Perhaps the time has come for LD to be viewed as a set of related but partially independent conditions with a number of possible causes (Keogh, 1990). Such a perspective would allow the educator to deal with a diversity of symptoms and confirm the legitimacy of variation within and between students.