Language disorders occur for a variety of reasons in all age groups. When a person has difficulty understanding what others say or has difficulty expressing an idea or thought this is considered a language disorder.
Please see ASHA’s in-depth website for more information about both Adult and Childhood Speech and Language Disorders.
We also love the website: mommyspeechtherapy.com!
Here are some tips for increasing your little one’s verbalizations:
- Keep it simple. Children often use short utterances. They learn by modeling. Use shorter sentences when playing or speaking with younger children.
- Everyday is a vocabulary adventure. Point out new items at the grocery store, the mall, or a restaurant to help build vocabulary.
- Narrate your life. “Mommy is cooking.” “Daddy is cleaning the dishes.” “Grandma is driving the car.”
- Read to your children! Point out pictures in books, and don’t worry about going off script.