What is Language?

  • Language Disorders

    When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she may have a language disorder.  A child may also demonstrate difficulty integrating what they know about interacting with others with how they actually interact with them, causing a pragmatic language disorder.  The majority of the speech language pathologists day is spent working with children with some form a of language disorder. 

    One of the most important differences between human beings and other animals is the ability to communicate through language.  As children develop, they begin to take in and share information with the environment by listening, speaking, reading and eventually writing.  A strong language base, affects a students ability to learn in all other academic areas  

    You can also find information on developmental milestones of language which are typically met at specific age ranges.  Further information regarding school age language skills can be found by clicking here.