General or Specific Language Delay

Some children may exhibit difficulty learning language, which can be caused by difficulty using spoken language or processing language.

These children may have difficulty in any of the following language areas:

  • phonology (sounds of language)  
  • morphology (use of the units of language)  
  • syntax (language grammar)  
  • semantics (language meaning)  
  • pragmatics (social language)

If you have concerns regarding your child’s language development, discuss your concerns with your child’s pediatrician. Your pediatrician can request a language evaluation to determine your child’s level of function on assessments that compare their language to national normative data of language function in same-age children.

Lake Regional speech therapists utilize current, standardized assessment measures as well as skilled observation to evaluate language function of children from toddler through school age. Treatment is provided to qualifying children that is designed to be fun, engaging, and learning-rich.

For more information on general and specific language disorders, please visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) website.