A Language disorder refers to problems with either understanding the communicated message sent from others (receptive language disorder) or the ability to successfully communicate a meaning or message to their communication partner (expressive language disorder).

A child may need speech therapy if they;

  • Show difficulty following directions,
  • Do not understand what people have said,
  • Cannot put words and sentences together to express thoughts,
  • Have difficulty finding the right words,
  • Make grammatical errors,
  • Produce incomplete sentence structure,
  • Rely on standard phrases and limited content in speech,
  • Use non-specific vocabulary such as ‘this’ or ‘thing’,
  • Parrot words or phrases of things that are said to them (echolalia).