Listening Comprehension

Listening is the language modality that is used most frequently. It has been estimated that adults spend almost half their communication time listening.

"Listening comprehension" would describe a person's ability to listen and understand what he's hearing.


Receptive language disorder is a type of learning disability affecting the ability to understand spoken, and sometimes written, language. Students with receptive language disorders often have difficulty with speech and organizing their thoughts, which creates problems in communicating verbally with others and in organizing their thoughts on paper.


Please refer to the Speech and Language section for more information.