While parents, teachers, and pediatricians may be quick to respond if a child is very delayed in developing speech or the child is difficult to understand, language disorders are often more subtle and can significantly impact a child's social skills and school success. Language disorders (difficulty sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely) can include:
- difficulty using pronouns correctly
- improper use of tenses
- atypical sentence structure
- limited vocabulary
- repetitive use of language
Studies reveal a connection between language disorders and underachievement in school, social problems, emotional difficulties and behavioral problems. That is why we at Emerge feel it is important to intervene early.
If you would like to talk with one of speech therapists about your child's language development, please give us a call at 928-0204. A free over the phone consultation can help determine whether an evaluation is indicated.