Communication is an interactive process whereby individuals send and receive messages. Language may be transmitted manually, orally, graphically, and through augmentative communicative devices. Communication/language is generally expressed verbally and through written expression.
It is an accepted standard that individuals often have uneven development of cognitive, learning, and processing skills and abilities. However, for most people these discrepancies are not significant and do not result in difficulties with academic learning. Those individuals with significantly uneven abilities often exhibit scholastic difficulty and are often referred by teachers and parents to the Department of Pupil Personnel Services.
The responsibility of education is not only the acquisition of knowledge and learning skills but also the ability to utilize and apply this learning even when confronted with failure, impediments, difficult challenges, and life stresses. A mature student will not only demonstrate mastery of curriculum content but also the ability to solve problems and manage conflict, failure, stress, frustration, and significant challenge.