Learning Beyond Limits helps students advance their speaking, reading, and writing abilities so they can improve communication in personal and academic settings
Language is a spoken, written, or other symbolic system (e.g., Sign Language) used to communicate thoughts, ideas, and concepts. It is divided into receptive language (i.e., listening and reading comprehension) and expressive language (i.e., speaking and writing). Spoken language skills provide the foundation for a person’s reading and writing abilities to develop.
Many additional factors also come together to influence a person’s language abilities at any given time including: auditory and visual processing, motivation and self-regulation, social perspective-taking, flexible thinking, intellectual functioning, memory, attention, educational opportunity, and life experiences. Therefore, it is crucial to consider the complete profile of a student when identifying where and why language difficulties may exist.
We use current research and evidence-based methods that adhere to ASHA national standards for best practices to design a targeted language program for each student
These are some of the skills for both receptive and expressive language that we can help students develop or strengthen.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Understanding figurative language
Decoding and spelling
Automaticity and fluency
Understanding text structure
Research and note-taking
Brainstorming and topic selection
Grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph organization
Essay and thesis writing
Narrative and creative writing
Editing and revising
Weekly sessions form the structure for a collaborative approach
In addition to weekly sessions, ongoing consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, therapists and any other educational or healthcare professionals is often provided to maximize carryover of skills across school and home settings.