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Early intervention is critical in diminishing the effects of delayed development in our children. The speech and language development of a child begins in infancy even before they utter their first word.
It is important to continue to monitor a child’s speech and language skills within the preschool age years as oral language is the foundation for learning to read and write.
Current research suggests that children who are not reading fluently by the end of first grade are at significant risk for increased academic challenges as they progress in school.
A child with a learning disability possesses strengths in various areas, however their self-esteem is based on academic success. Many children experience failure, become defeated and lose interest in reading.