Reading Comprehension Deficits

Is your child struggling to understand what he reads? Some children get the mechanics of reading but have a hard time really taking in the meaning of what they read. They often have trouble comprehending fully what is spoken to them as well, so their difficulty is really one of language comprehension.

Trouble with reading comprehension has also been observed in a range of clinical disorders.

How can I help my child with reading comprehension deficits?

Children who have receptive or expressive language delays or disorders are at risk for reading comprehension difficulties. Your speech-language pathologist will be helpful in assessing just what is making it difficult for him to understand what he reads.