Oral Expression and Listening Comprehension: SLD or SLI

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. better understand the constructs of oral expression and listening comprehension.
  2. appreciate the relationship between language disorders and SLDs.
  3. direct IEP team decision making and differential diagnosis between SLD and speech/language impairment.


The ability to effectively understand and use language, oral and written, plays a critical role in the definition of a specific learning disability, as outlined by the federal government. How state departments of education operationalize constructs of oral expression and listening comprehension will be presented, and recommendations for IEP team decision making offered.



Kenneth L. Grizzle, Medical College of Wisconsin

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