Specific Language Impairment
These are some of the characteristics of a child with specific language impairment:
- Some difficulties processing speech sounds and using them correctly
- Confusing or substituting sounds
- Difficulty organising words into sentences; muddling verb tenses, difficulties with conjunctions and propositions. They may sound like much younger children.
- Difficulty recalling the right word
- Difficulty remembering the meaning of new vocabulary, and in understanding new concepts and ideas
- Difficulty in knowing which language to choose to describe different social situations and feelings.
If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, ERS may be able to help you.