MLD Key Characteristics

Children with MLD may have:

• immature listening/attention skills

• immature social skills

• reliance on a teaching assistant to direct her within the class situation

• a poor auditory memory

• a poor visual memory

• difficulty acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills

• difficulties with comprehension skills

• a requirement for high level support with investigation and problem-solving activities

• poor verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills

• difficulties with applying what she knows to other situations

• some motor coordination difficulties.