Online language therapy for kids with language disorders or delays
In-person language therapy near Skokie, Evanston, West Rogers Park, Wilmette & Niles
Learning disabilities are unexpected difficulties in learning that do not align with an individual's developmental level or learning abilities. One type of learning disability is language-based, which affects both oral and written language skills.
Individuals with language-based learning disabilities may struggle with expressing ideas, comprehending concepts, and using language for reasoning and problem-solving. These difficulties can also impact social and emotional functioning beyond academic settings.
A receptive-language disorder is a condition that affects children's ability to comprehend and process language. Children with this disorder may experience:
Delays in language development compared to their peers
Challenges in following directions or understanding what has been said to them
Difficulty understanding the meaning of words
Difficulty keeping up with verbally-presented material
An expressive-language disorder is a condition that affects children's ability to communicate effectively. Children with this disorder may encounter various challenges, such as:
difficulty in constructing sentences
challenges finding the right words (often using general words to describe specific objects (example: using "thing" to describe a chair)
using past, present, and future tense incorrectly
having a limited vocabulary
omitting essential words like verbs and pronouns from sentences.
As a result of these challenges, their messages may appear disorganized and confusing to listeners.
Individuals diagnosed with mixed receptive-expressive language disorders encounter difficulties in both their receptive and expressive language abilities.
According to recent research by Hobson, H. M., and Lee, A. (2022), children with developmental language disorders (DLD) or language-based learning disabilities may often conceal or "camouflage" their disability.
This can manifest in behaviors such as imitating peers or siblings, avoiding tasks, using disruptive behaviors to evade tasks, nodding to feign comprehension, and relying on social skills.
Speech-language therapy is the most effective treatment for children with language disorders. These disorders can significantly impact a child's ability to communicate, learn, and form social connections. Therefore, it is crucial to seek therapy as soon as possible to prevent the gap between the child and their peers from widening.
Speech Therapy for Language Learning Disabilities
Whether you're an adult seeking help for your own language disorder or a parent seeking assistance for your child, I can help improve your language skills.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me. I offer virtual speech therapy services throughout Illinois, New York, and New Jersey and in-home speech therapy for those living near Skokie, Wilmette, Evanston, and West Rogers Park, Illinois.