Information taken from Cincinnati Children’s
WHAT IS A LANGUAGE DISORDER?
A language disorder is difficulty with expressive communication, comprehension, nonverbal communication, and / or social communication.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LANGUAGE DISORDER?
Children with a language disorder may have difficulties with any or all of the following:
Receptive language disorder: difficulty following directions, understanding others and / or answering questions
Expressive language disorder: limited vocabulary, difficulty with word retrieval, and / or using grammar correctly
Pragmatic language disorder: decreased eye contact, difficulty maintaining a conversation, and / or difficulty understanding social cues
WHAT CAUSES A LANGUAGE DISORDER?
The cause of a language disorder is often unknown; however some known causes include the following:
- Hearing loss
- Cognitive disability
- Brain damage
- Emotional disturbance
- Poor environment
OUR APPROACH AT KEY THERAPIES:
We will develop an individualized treatment plan for each child based off of his / her current needs. We will work on improving language skills by utilizing techniques and strategies that will be taught to caregivers so that follow-through can be completed at home.