Language is a complex system of symbols used to convey thoughts and emotions.
Language is governed by rules. When thinking about language disorders, it’s easiest to break language into two parts. Namely, Receptive Language and Expressive Language.
Receptive Language refers to the ability to understand language and often develops prior to Expressive Language. This ability to understand is essential to a child’s capability to learn. There are no defined set of symptoms for Receptive Language Disorders, but some things to look out for are:
- Not seeming to listen when one is being spoken to
- Appearing to lack interest in storybooks when read to
- Difficulty in understanding complicated sentences
- Difficulty following verbal instructions
- Language skills below expected levels
Expressive Language refers to the ability to use sounds and speech to successfully convey a message according to the rules of language. Difficulties with Expressive Language may include:
- Trying to find the right word
- Grammatical errors
- Using short sentences
- Not being able to get to the point of an idea or narrative
- Difficulty retelling stories or past experiences
- Inability to start or maintain conversation
At Wonderspeak, we are parents too, and we understand how important it is to have your child succeed at home, at school, and at life. Our Language Development program will help them not only enhance their language skills, but also help build their confidence.
Every child has a voice.
Let us help your child find theirs.