Speech and Language Deficiency

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Speech and Language Deficiency

Medline Plus (2012) says, “Speech disorders refer to several conditions in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Three common speech disorders are: articulation disorders, disfluency, and voice disorders. Speech disorders are different from language disorder in children, such as: getting their meaning or message across to others, understanding the message coming from others” (Zieve). Also, Medline Plus says, “Language disorder in children refers to problems with either: getting their meaning or message across to others (expressive language disorder), or understanding the message coming from others (receptive language disorder). Some
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The symptoms for language disorder are as listed in Medline Plus:
“A child with language disorder may have one or two of the symptoms listed below, or many of the symptoms. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Children with a receptive language disorder have difficulty understanding language. They may have:

A hard time understanding what other people have said
Problems following directions that are spoken to them
Problems organizing their thoughts
Children with an expressive language disorder have problems using language to express what they are thinking or need. These children
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