Adolescent Literacy: Looking Beyond Core Language Learning Deficits In this article, the authors take a hard look at the changing nature of language disorders across time with a particular focus on the specific challenges facing adolescents. The high school setting can be an especially demanding one academically, but it is also a place and time where social and ... Article
Article  |   March 2013
Adolescent Literacy: Looking Beyond Core Language Learning Deficits
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  • Lei Sun
    Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
  • Geraldine P. Wallach
    Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
  • Disclosure: Lei Sun and Geraldine P. Wallach have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Lei Sun and Geraldine P. Wallach have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   March 2013
Adolescent Literacy: Looking Beyond Core Language Learning Deficits
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2013, Vol. 20, 57-66. doi:10.1044/lle20.2.57
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2013, Vol. 20, 57-66. doi:10.1044/lle20.2.57

In this article, the authors take a hard look at the changing nature of language disorders across time with a particular focus on the specific challenges facing adolescents. The high school setting can be an especially demanding one academically, but it is also a place and time where social and emotional challenges interact with—and have an impact on—students’ linguistic and curricular success. The article outlines selected language-based literacy initiates with an eye toward consideration of the social and emotional components of intervention.

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