Language Disorders can affect both children and adults. Language disorders may result in difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding language.
Support for Language Disorders
Can learning another language influence my child's language disorder?
No. Exposure to and use of a second (or third) language does not cause or contribute to a language disorder. If a child has a true language disorder, they will demonstrate difficulties in both languages and not just one.
Like any new skill, learning another language requires a good teacher and lots of practice.
Are my child's behaviors related to their language disorder?
Possibly. A child may be demonstrating various behaviors due to social, emotional, biological, sensory, or physical needs. It is important to remember that behavior is sometimes a form of communication.
If a child is having difficulty expressing themselves, it could result in frustration. If the needs they are attempting to express are not met, it may result in undesired behaviors.
Could a language disorder be part of my child's learning disability?
Yes. A child with a learning disability often struggles with reading, writing, and spelling. All of these skills are language based skills. Support from a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is helpful for students who are struggling academically.
Speech Therapy CO’s therapists are trained to support children and identify areas of language the might need a build a stronger foundation. In addition to teaching strategies and skills, SLPs are also skilled at recognizing and implementing modifications regarding a child’s individual learning style.