Language-Based Learning Disabilities Teaching Resources

Our online resources and activities help create a learning environment in the classroom that will meet the needs of all learners. Learn impactful strategies to teach your students with dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD, and language-based learning disabilities.

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What are Language-Based Learning Disabilities?

Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs) encompass a range of difficulties in processing or understanding written and spoken language. Dyslexia and dysgraphia are two of the many forms of LBLDs. LBLD’s severity can vary from child to child.

Students with language-based learning disabilities display difficulties with:

  • Creating sentences
  • Understanding questions and following directions
  • Reading and comprehending ideas
  • Remembering or retelling stories
  • Learning new vocabulary that is heard or read

Strategies for Teaching Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Based on a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), teachers must provide adequate accommodations or modifications for students with LBLDs. Additional strategies to consider when teaching students with language-based learning disabilities include:

  • Using visuals, like graphic organizers, graphics, and pictures
  • Breaking up learning into small steps
  • Using a multisensory approach
  • Providing ongoing guided practice

Resources for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Ensure students receive appropriate accommodations and meet their IEP goals with VocabularySpellingCity’s learning resources.

We cater to the needs of students with dyslexia with our 40+ learning games and activities that:

  • Focus on phonics, to understand letter and sound correspondence
  • Build vocabulary retention and reading comprehension with just 10 minutes of daily practice
  • Include printable worksheets to supplement spelling and phonics concepts
  • Provide audio cues and visual aids
  • Allow for review time, so students can work at their own pace

In addition, VocabularySpellingCity Premium allows teachers to easily create customized assignments to provide structured, independent practice. You can track and monitor your students’ progress as they complete their assignments.

Resources for Response to Intervention (RTI) Process

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to help struggling students, where increasingly intense interventions are used and students’ progress is monitored.

During the RTI process, general education inclusion teachers and other members of the RTI team may work to identify a specific learning disability (SLD), like dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities, if the student does not show progress with interventions.

With a Premium Membership to VocabularySpellingCity, teachers have access to tools to facilitate the RTI process.

  • Differentiate Instruction – Assign games and activities according to students’ learning levels
  • Review Lists – Automatically generate review lists, composed of words students need more practice with
  • Grading and Reporting – View and print ready-made reports to track student progress for RTI meetings