Language

Receptive Language Delay/Disorder

Speech-Language Therapy can assess and treat children presenting with difficulties with the comprehension of language. Speech Therapy goals may include:

  • Developing joint attention
  • Developing auditory memory
  • Developing listening skills (auditory processing)
  • Following directions
  • Understanding questions and language concepts

Expressive Language Delay/Disorder

Speech-Language Therapy can assess and treat children who are not developing age appropriate language skills. You may be concerned that your child is not developing adequate language skills. Speech-Language Therapy goals may include:

  • Developing early communicative gestures, sound play and development of babble
  • Developing first words and combining words
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Using verbs and grammar (pronouns, word endings, plurals, tenses etc) to build sentence length and complexity
  • Answering questions effectively
  • Holding a conversation
  • Telling stories and re-telling events

Social Communication Disorder

Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interaction, social cognition, and pragmatics. Specific deficits are evident in the individual’s ability to:

  • communicate for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context;
  • change communication to match the context or needs of the listener;
  • follow rules for conversation and storytelling;
  • understand nonliterate or ambiguous language; and
  • understand what is not explicitly stated.

Social communication disorder can be a diagnosis by itself or can be part of another disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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