Speech Therapy -> Receptive Language -> Morphology


Manipulating language by adding prefixes, suffixes, conjugations, and other endings on words (examples: -s, -ing, -ed, 's, past/present/future tense). Receptive tasks for this subject could include identifying the plural, identifying verb tenses, or the action -ing.

Related Disorder(s)

  • Receptive Language Disorder - A child with receptive language disorder has difficulties with understanding what is said to them. The symptoms vary between children but, generally, problems with language comprehension begin before the age of three years. Children need to understand spoken language before they can use language to express themselves.

Goal Bank

  • Bruce will understand and use age-appropriate morphological and syntactic markers including but not limited to pronouns, prepositions, comparatives/superlatives, and word-ordering, first through imitation, then spontaneously in words, phrases, and sentence, with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve language comprehension and expression. 4

Reference links

  • Reading Longer Words: Insights Into Multisyllabic Word Reading 2
    Author: Lindsay Heggie and Lesly Wade-Woolley - Students with persistent reading difficulties are often especially challenged by multisyllabic words; they tend to have neither a systematic approach for reading these words nor the confidence to persevere (Archer, Gleason, & Vachon, 2003; Carlisle & Katz, 2006; Moats, 1998). This challenge is magnified by the fact that the vast majority of English words are multisyllabic and constitute an increasingly large proportion of the words in elementary school texts beginning as early as grade 3 (Hiebert, Martin, & Menon, 2005; Kerns et al., 2016). Multisyllabic words are more difficult to read simply because they are long, posing challenges for working memory capacity. In addition, syllable boundaries, word stress, vowel pronunciation ambiguities, less predictable grapheme-phoneme correspondences, and morphological complexity all contribute to long words' difficulty. Research suggests that explicit instruction in both syllabification and morphological knowledge improve poor readers' multisyllabic word reading accuracy; several examples of instructional programs involving one or both of these elements are provided.