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Language Disorders in Children

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What is Language Disorder?

First and foremost, difficulty in understanding the meaning of words when it is spoken, written, or even gestures. Mostly, infants can understand what adults are saying even before they start talking. As they grow, children learn to express their feelings in words. Nevertheless, some children struggle to understand the pragmatic meaning of words that are said or asked of them. Specifically, problems related to language are called Language Disorders. It has two types: Receptive Language Disorder and Expressive Language Disorder.

For more information: Language Disorders

Primarily, Speech and language therapy is a standard treatment for language disorders. Furthermore, a child’s age, the underlying reason, and the severity of the problem are factors affecting the duration of the sessions. Group therapy sessions or individual therapy sessions with a speech-language therapist are suggested according to the need of the child. A speech-language therapist can diagnose and treat a child for deficits Moreover, early intervention is frequently crucial to a successful outcome.

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Receptive Language Disorder

In receptive language disorder, a child faces difficulty in understanding words that he or she hears or reads.

Symptoms:

  • Difficulty understanding what others say.
  • Difficult to understand physical gestures or actions.
  • Struggles to understand concepts or ideas.
  • Difficult to learn new words.
  • Difficult to answer questions, especially “Wh” (When, Who, Where, Why, Which)
  • Following instructions
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Expressive Language Disorder

In expressive language disorder, the child struggles to speak to others and also finds it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in using words appropriately.
  • To express their thoughts and ideas
  • Naming objects
  • Struggles to tell short stories. 
  • Reciting rhymes or poems
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About Language Disorder

Furthermore, the cause of Language Disorder is unknown. The ability to hear, see, comprehend, and retain information are the basic requirements for language development. some children who find it difficult to catch up with their peers would take longer than others.

A few causes of delay in language development may be related to – 

  • Hearing problems
  • Brain injury
  • Damage of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
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How can LMonk help you?

A qualified Speech & Language Pathologist, otherwise called a Speech Therapist deals with any problem related to speech, language, and communication. LMonk provides the service of a qualified and experienced Speech Therapist who is specialized in speech, language, and communication-related problems in children. Individualized or group therapies are suggested depending on the need of the child. Generally, group therapies are planned to improve areas like socialization, communication, sharing, etc. in children.

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