Specific Language Impairment
These are some of the characteristics of a child with specific language impairment:
– Some difficulties processing speech sounds and using them correctly
– Confusing or substituting sounds
– Difficulty organising words into sentences; muddling verb tenses, difficulties with conjunctions and propositions. They may sound like much younger children.
– Difficulty recalling the right word
– Difficulty remembering the meaning of new vocabulary, and in understanding new concepts and ideas
– Difficulty in knowing which language to choose to describe different social situations and feelings.
If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, ERS may be able to help you.