What Every Parent Should Know About MERLD

When our children began to display signs of a language delay, I began to research ways I could help them.

My husband and I tried many things, but nothing we did seemed to help very much.

The more time went on, the more we began to worry.



I spent many nights googling, researching, taking notes, and strategizing ways to help my children develop language.

Then one day I stumbled on a term that would soon become my children's official diagnosis:

MERLD


What Every Parent Should Know About MERLD


MERLD stands for Mixed Expressive-Receptive Language Delay.

Today I'm over at YearRound Homeschooling, sharing part 1 of a 3-part series on MERLD.

Today's post is What Is MERLD, and you can find it here.

Don't miss the other posts in this 3-part series:

Six Things You Need to Know About Homeschooling a Kid With a Language Disorder

6 Things My MERLD Child Taught Me About Homeschooling

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  2. What made you decide to home school? My son is having social issues due to merld and anxiety. I'm afraid pulling him from public school would make it worse.

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    1. First of all, please forgive me - I accidentally deleted your comment and had to put it back. I think I needed another cup of coffee before I attempted playing with comments. *grin*

      I decided to homeschool mainly because I was concerned that his learning style wouldn't be conducive to a typical learning environment (sit still and listen). He needs a lot more movement and activity - and he tends to learn well by acting things out, moving around, and play. Also, his mind tends to wander off, and the one-on-one allows me to help bring his attention back to what we're learning. In a classroom setting with 15-20 other kids, there is a lot of potential for him to fall through the cracks.

      He also struggles with social issues, this allow me to help him build social skills in a much more controlled environment.

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  3. That's okay! Thank you for the response! That is very helpful point of view. My son has a lot of the same problems!

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