What are the most common child language disorders?
The first six months of life are vital for developing language skills that will serve your child throughout his or her life. However, when the ability to communicate, listen and interact are hindered, not only will your child have academic difficulty, but his or her self-esteem may also suffer.
Children who have speech/language disorders frequently perform below grade-level. They often develop problems listening, speaking, reading or writing.
Some of the most common child language disorders include:
- Cognitive-Communication Disorders – This occurs when thinking skills are hindered, making it difficult to use reason, judgment and imagination.
- Fluency Disorders – These include stuttering or repeating certain sounds or words.
- Voice Disorders – These include voices that are too loud, too soft or chronically hoarse.
- Speech and Sound Disorders – These involve difficulty pronouncing sounds.
- Language Disorders – These disorders affect how children understand what they hear and how well they can express themselves through words.
We know how important it is to diagnose and treat communication disorders early. By working one-on-one with your child, we can help ensure that he or she has the skills needed to succeed in school. If you suspect your child has a language disorder, please contact us to schedule an appointment.