Language Based Learning Disabilities CHECKLIST

Language-based learning disabilities interfere with age-appropriate reading, spelling and/or writing. This disorder does not impair intelligence. It is caused by a difference in brain structure that is present at birth, is often hereditary and often related to specific language problems. The term dyslexia has been used to refer to the specific learning problem of reading. Children with dyslexia, which actually means ‘dysfunction of the lexicon, or language’, often demonstrate the presence of spoken language problems as well as written language problems. Thus the term language-based learning disability is used.

Common Characteristics:

Other language problems:

Other Possible Problem Areas:


These checklists are not intended to substitute for a professional opinion. If you have concerns, please have your child seen by an appropriate specialist.