Home Educational Tips for Parents of Children with Language Difficulty

'Educational tips' was conceived as a practical and useful resource for parents of children who have difficulty learning oral and written language.

The series of techniques on these pages are designed to be used along with shared strategic reading, but can certainly be used as useful home tips for other student learning.

Parents have a vital role to play in the development of literacy in children with language impairment. Students with language impairment need consistent and continual exposure to rich language experiences.

Many of those experiences will take place outside of school hours.

Often, some of the best learning takes place in the comfort of the home environment - as long as 'distractions' such as siblings or T.V. are not able to intrude too much.

A parent's unique insight of their own child's strengths and weaknesses is an invaluable resource that every speech pathologist and educator should tap into.

Parental involvement in their child's language development has a value that is beyond measure.

Also, any parents who wish to learn some excellent tips on scheduling children's timetables, organising routines, and fun activities at home I recommend visiting the website Planning With Kids.

What follows is a list of strategies that can be used by parents to assist their child's language and reading skills while at at home. And, also, instructions on what to do when your child miscues when reading difficult text.

Please click on the links for detailed explanations of successful home reading strategies:


Kaderavek, J.N. (2011) Language Disorders in Children: Fundamental Concepts of Assessment and Intervention, Allyn & Bacon

Wallach, G.P. (2008) Language Intervention for School-Age Students: Setting Goals for Academic Success. Mosby Elsevier

Content updated 8/11

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