Literacy difficulties and SLI (DLD)

Literacy difficulties and SLI (DLD)

September 24, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


my name is Stephanie and I I am 10 I’m going to be a lover next year I like doing or am i explaining myself dance games and PE the difficulties stephanie was having in the classroom where like with her reading her Spelling’s and most of the time she didn’t understand what the teachers were saying to her in one of our meetings with Stephanie’s teacher they were quite concerned about Stephanie’s literacy and they did ask if we could refer Stephanie to a dyslexia unit which we did to get her diagnosed with dyslexia Stephanie came to me because she was diagnosed with dyslexia and we started work on sounds and phonological awareness and from the very beginning it was obvious that there were some other problems there so I thought that she needed a proper speech and language assessment when I assessed Stephanie I found that she had difficulties with her expressive language and with her understanding of language and learning new vocabulary I found it difficult because I understand the teacher and understanding anyone who was talking to me like it’s playing in the classroom because it was doing explaining I mean every time I explained to my partner she kept didn’t understand me so I kept doing it all over again after all over again the difficulties that teachers were spotting in her written language were also apparent in her talking and those difficulties that stephanie has with reading comprehension are a reflection of the sorts of difficulties she has understanding spoken language Stephanie doesn’t always understand what she’s reading she has problems understanding vocabulary she also has problems understanding longer slightly more complex sentences Stephanie seems to write a lot but she’s not really able to set it out in a way that makes sense she mixes up her word order she gets confused when it comes to writing slightly longer more difficult sentences and that is the reflection of what she’s thinking and how she’s speaking and it’s a big problem for her Stephanie’s had a lot of support for her language difficulties and he’s made a big big difference to her she’s a lot more confident she answers up much more readily in class and she has a few strategies that she’s beginning to use to get her writing and her comprehension a little clearer in her head and with continued support she’s gonna make a lot more progress I’m sure in feeling much better because I’m getting help from other people in the school I’m Stephanie is doing really well and happy and I’m hoping that she can see how well she’s doing and not feel that she’s not improving because I believe she is and we hope she continues to believe in herself