The Early Identification of Language-Based Reading Disabilities Research and clinical practice clearly demonstrate that many reading disabilities are language-based. Because the language deficits associated with reading disabilities are often present during the preschool years, these deficits can serve as early indicators of risk for reading disabilities. This exchange briefly reviews the language basis of reading disabilities and ... Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   January 01, 1997
The Early Identification of Language-Based Reading Disabilities
 
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  • Hugh W. Catts
    Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, The University of Kansas, 3031 Dole, Lawrence, KS 66045–2181
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Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Language Disorders / Reading & Writing Disorders / Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange   |   January 01, 1997
The Early Identification of Language-Based Reading Disabilities
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1997, Vol. 28, 86-89. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2801.86
History: Received July 12, 1995 , Accepted November 27, 1995
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1997, Vol. 28, 86-89. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2801.86
History: Received July 12, 1995; Accepted November 27, 1995

Research and clinical practice clearly demonstrate that many reading disabilities are language-based. Because the language deficits associated with reading disabilities are often present during the preschool years, these deficits can serve as early indicators of risk for reading disabilities. This exchange briefly reviews the language basis of reading disabilities and provides a checklist of language deficits frequently associated with reading disabilities. It is intended that this checklist be used by professionals for the early identification of reading disabilities.

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