Language delays and disorders include conditions affecting the use and/or understanding of verbal, non-verbal and written communications. More specifically:
Expressive Language Disorders
Refers to difficulties in communicating a person’s thoughts or needs in words and sentences.
Receptive Language Disorders
Refers to difficulties in understanding or comprehending communications.
Language disorders may be developmental or acquired.
In some instances, Augmentative and Alternative Communication approaches may be required and/or may benefit an individual with language and/or articulation/phonological difficulties.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Communication through the use of manual signs and/or gestures, picture communication systems, printed text, voice output devices, or any combination of these systems.