Writing is a challenge for many with language-based learning disabilities. Who knew writing was so complicated. Subjects, verbs, objects, how often do any of us think of them when we write. Yet, they are the building blocks of writing and the ability to identify them is part of reading as well.

Writing remediation can take a variety of forms. First, it is important to identify the area of break down. Can the student identify the subject verb and object? Can they change the tense of a verb? (break, broke, broken ran, has broken, will break etc.) Can the subject perform the action? (The house ran. Can a house run? No, but a house can stand) Does the subject agree with the verb? She break or she breaks. She breaks is correct. What is a sentence? Writing breakdowns can occur at a variety of levels. Good writing requires that the author use the best forms of language without the benefit of nonverbal language to mend any communication misunderstanding, a huge challenge for students with language-based learning disabilities.

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.