Language Delay and Disorder Treatment

Language Delay and Disorder Treatment - L ANGUAGEDELAYAND...

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LANGUAGE DELAY AND  DISORDERS  Treatment Strategies 
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Language is an  arbitrary system of codes and  symbols used to express ideas LINGUISTIC DEFINITION 
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Speaking  Gesturing/Signing   Writing  Reading  Understanding the words of others  MODALITIES OF LANGUAGE 
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THE THREE DS Language  Delay  –  acquisition of normal  language milestones at a slower rate than  would be expected; they are acquired in the  correct sequence seen in typically developing  children Language  Disorder  –  a deviation from the  typical rate and sequence that specific  language skills appear; the normal  developmental sequence is disrupted
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TERMS  (CONT.) Language  Difference  –  language variations  or dialects that vary across subgroups of a  population that speaks the same language
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8- 12 % of the preschool population have some  form of language disorder  Prevalence decreases through the school years  Current estimates suggest that about 17% of the  total U.S. population have some communication  disorder  LANGUAGE DISORDERS 
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Primary vs. Secondary:  Is this a specific  language impairment ( no other issues) ? Developmental vs. Acquired:  Was the individual  born with the communication problem or was it  acquired through accident or illness? Delayed vs. Deviant:  Will there be catch-up  growth or will there always be a problem ? Range of Severity:  How well can the individual 
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