Characteristics, assessment, and treatment of writing difficulties in college students with language disorders and/or learning disabilities

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Abstract

Many students currently are enrolled in colleges and universities across the country with language disorders and/or learning disabilities (LLD). The majority of these students struggle with writing, creating a need to identify and provide them with writing intervention services. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may provide this intervention; however, many report lacking the confidence, training, and experience to assess and treat writing difficulties in this or any population (Fallon & Katz, 2011). Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide information that will assist SLPs and other professionals to identify the writing problems of college students with LLD and develop individualized treatment plans for them. Specifically, information is provided relating to (a) the types of writing difficulties typically seen in this population, (b) the best methods of assessing the writing problems of this population, (c) how to develop and provide individualized therapy for these individuals, and (d) the types of accommodations that can be used with this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-344
Number of pages16
JournalTopics in Language Disorders
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • College students
  • Language disorder
  • Learning disability
  • Writing assessment
  • Writing difficulty
  • Writing intervention

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