kinds of speech & language disorders affect children?
Speech and language disorders can affect the way children talk,
understand, analyze or process information. Speech disorders include
a child's ability to hold meaningful conversations, understand
others, problem solve, read and comprehend, and express thoughts
through spoken or written words.
are signs that a communication disorder is affecting school performance?
Children with communication disorders
frequently perform at a poor or insufficient academic level, struggle
with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language,
misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgement,
and have difficulty with tests. Difficulty in learning to listen,
speak, read, or write can
result from problems in language development. Problems can occur
in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language at
the sound, syllable, word, sentence, and discourse levels. Individuals
with reading and writing problems also may experience difficulties
in using language strategically to communicate, think, and learn.