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Language Disorders in Children
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Questions What are language disorders? What’s the difference between form, content, and use problems? How are language disorders assessed? How are language disorders treated?
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Childhood Language Disorders Significant difficulties with the cognitive or linguistic abilities that support language learning Limitation in language form, content, or use that interfere with participation in social or academic activities Judged to be at risk for social, academic, or vocational disvalue
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Causes of Language Disorders Cognitive Processing Factors - Specific Language Impairment, Mental Retardation, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury Peripheral (sensory) Factors - Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Deaf-Blindness Environmental/Emotional Factors - neglect and abuse, behavioral problems, schizophrenia Mixed Disorders
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Indicators of Language disorders Test scores that are significantly lower than average Language sample measures reveal unusual number of grammatical errors, content errors, or pragmatic errors. Negative social, psychological, educational, and vocational consequences
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Specific Language Impairment Significant developmental delays despite: Normal Cognitive Functioning Normal Childhood Experiences Normal Hearing and Vision No signs of neurological impairment Approximately 6% of the school-age population
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