Language Matrix Assignment Required Textbook: Turnbull- A.- Turnbull- R.- Wehmeyer- M.L.- & Shogren- K.A.- (2019). Exceptional lives: Practice- progress- and dignity in todays schools (9th Edit

Language Matrix Assignment

Required Textbook:

Turnbull, A., Turnbull, R., Wehmeyer, M.L., & Shogren, K.A., (2019). Exceptional lives: Practice, progress, and dignity in today’s schools (9th Edition). Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. ISBN-10: 0-13-282177-X


The candidate demonstrates knowledge of typical language development and how that may differ for individuals with learning disabilities (GC6K3, INTASC 2).

The candidate demonstrates knowledge of the effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development (CC6K1)

It is very important for teachers to be aware of the potential areas of difficulty for students. Remembering that a disability effects every student differently, there are some common pitfalls. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of how students with high incidence disabilities differ from typically developing students in their acquisition of language components.


·        Step 1 – Closely examine the provided website for listed language components.

Define each language component.

Discuss how this area may affect a child’s listening, speaking, hearing or writing.

Provide 1 example.

·        Step 2 – Closely examine and identify the speech and language characteristics of typical learners.

Identify skills a learner with typical development should be able to perform in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

·        Step 3 – Closely examine the characteristics, strengths, and areas of difficulty for each of the high incidence disabilities listed on the Matrix.

Identify potential areas of difficulty for each of the disabilities.

Note: This assignment will require application of what you know. You will find the information you need for this assignment in the textbook (Chapters  3, 5, 6, 9 & 10). The exact answer may not be listed in the text. Like a teacher in a classroom, there is no “place” you can go to get the answers for meeting a student’s needs. It takes creative thinking using what you know about students and your use of resources. Please be careful not to plagiarize.