A child with a language disorder may have difficulty in any of the following areas:
- Receptive Language: Child may exhibit difficulty understanding directions or demonstrating an understanding of a concept
- Expressive Language: Child may exhibit difficulty expressing his wants and needs, or may exhibit difficulty answering questions
- Pragmatic Language: Child may exhibit difficulty demonstrating an understanding of higher level language concepts, such as the use of idioms, jokes, etc.
Children with language disorders often have difficulty effectively communicating with others and at times can cause significant frustration.