9.2 Language Comprehension and Related Tests

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • identify language skills that support reading comprehension
  • select and interpret language-related tests to further understand the source of reading comprehension difficulties


Watch the session below.

*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 


  • Language comprehension difficulties can affect reading comprehension
  • Language comprehension in influenced by several specific skills, such as vocabulary, background knowledge, and/or working memory
  • Assessments of the language-related skills can help identify the source(s) of the language comprehension difficulties that affect reading comprehension
  • Knowing a student’s language skill profile can assist in targeting interventions

Reflect & Connect

Do you incorporate language related assessments into reading evaluations? If not, how best may you do that in the future?