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Language impairment – a hidden challenge

It affects at least one child in every classroom. It impacts on a child’s ability to learn to read, write and spell. It is at least as common as Dyslexia and much more common than Autism, yet no one really knows about it. Language Impairment has been referred to as the “hidden disability” and it’s time for that to change!

When people find out that I am a speech pathologist, they generally smile, nod and ask me about lisps and stutters. Whilst these cases are certainly part of my caseload, they hardly form the bulk of it.