Introduction to the communication disorders

  • The communication disorders are a group of difficulties that impact a child’s ability to use language in some fashion such as the ability to use or understand a system of symbols for interpersonal communication. A person with a language disorder might have difficulty with language form (grammatical structures), content (vocabulary, basic concepts), organization (sequence of language, memory, problem solving), and use (social communication). A child with this disorder presents difficulty in expressive language, receptive language, or both.
  • Language and communication is crucial for anybody living in today’s world. For those who have deficits or problems in communication their functioning can be severely impacted.