In addition to specific learning disorders, there are also a number of other developmental disorders which can have a negative impact on how a child develops academic skills. Two of these disorders are:
Developmental language disorder (previously known as specific language impairment) is diagnosed when a student has persistent language problems that continue into school age. Difficulties with the comprehension and use of words and sentences to convey information and ideas are common for these students. Problems can occur in different modalities of language: spoken, written and/or signed.
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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a motor-based disorder that affects approximately 5% of primary-school aged children. It is also known as dyspraxia or motor-based dysgraphia.
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