Language disorder - children

Developmental aphasia; Developmental dysphasia; Delayed language; Specific developmental language disorder; SLI; Communication disorder - language disorder

Language disorder in children refers to problems with either of the following:

  • Getting their meaning or message across to others (expressive language disorder)
  • Understanding the message coming from others (receptive language disorder)

Children with language disorders are able to produce sounds, and their speech can be understood.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional