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language disorder

a partial or complete disruption in the ability to understand and/or produce the conventional symbols or words that comprise one's native language.

language disorder

Speech pathology Any defect in verbal communication and the ability to use or understand the symbol system for interpersonal communication. See Dyslexia.
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To illustrate, a number of studies have reported the types and percentages of language disorders in children.
If someone is suffering from Language disorder, development of language would not be according to the natural process.
The analysis of Language Composite subtests of Bayley-III (see Table 1) indicates that the receptive-expressive language disorder group obtained the lowest scores on the Receptive Communication subtest (m = 7.
Neurological Music Therapy techniques such as Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT), Rhythmic Speech Cueing (RSC), Therapeutic Singing (TS) can be used with speech and language disorders such as apraxia, aphasia, fluency disorders (stuttering), and voice disorders.
Praxic and nonverbal cognitive deficits in a large family with genetically transmitted speech and language disorder.
Some youngsters diagnosed with severe language disorders in the 1980s and 1990s would today be diagnosed as having autism, it suggested.
Cognitive disorders occurring with language disorders include some children with mental retardation, most children with autism, and some children with learning disabilities (Tanner, 2003).
The results of the present study indicate that children with mild and moderate phonological disorders independent of any coexisting language disorder performed more poorly on both standardized and nonstandardized tests of phonological awareness than did a control group of children without phonological errors.
They made repeated appeals to the Department of Education and campaigned for a school for those with language disorders - but say nothing was done to help their child.
Research into the rehabilitation of child language disorders continues.
In those instances, it is necessary to determine if the delay is due to a language difference or reflects a language disorder.
The criterion of limited communicative competence in both languages is often used for determining the presence of a language disorder (American SpeechLanguage-Heating Association, [ASHA], 1985), but arrested language development or language loss may negatively affect the child's performance in the native language so that using this criterion exclusively may result in false positive identifications.

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