• What is LANGUAGE?

    • Receptive Language: A student may have difficulty understanding language; they may not understand what certain words mean or how they go together. They may have difficulty following directions or answering questions appropriately.

    • Expressive Language: A student may have difficulty using language. They may have difficulty with putting words together in the right form or order (grammar) or knowing the appropriate names for things (vocabulary).

    • Language Processing: A student may have difficulty attaching meaning to incoming information, figuring out what it means, and formulating an appropriate response.

    • Pragmatic Language: A student may have difficulty understanding and using social communication. This may mean they have difficulty knowing what is appropriate to say and when, reading other people’s nonverbal cues, and interacting with others.

      *adapted via Natalie Snyders, SLP

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