Language Disorders

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When a person has trouble understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely then he or she has a language disorder. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. These delays and disorders range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language or use the oral-motor mechanism for functional speech. Some causes of speech and language disorders include hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, mental retardation. Frequently, though the cause is unknown.

Language disorders can affect you in many ways, especially with learning. Language is critical for learning and underpins everything that goes on at school. From the beginning children use language to communicate, to tell stories, to pass on information and to question. Teachers use language to chat, to explain, to instrust, to direct, to discipline and to reason Having a language disorder would effect greatly how one would process these situation. Language is necesarry for social interaction and for formal learning. Language also underpins memory and makes it possible to develop a higher level mental operation or thinking skills. Some of these may include planning reasoning and reflecting on issues and events. It is essential to recognise that spoken language is the foundation for written language.

Language travels along a continuum, from oral language used to communicate to written language used to educate and become educated. It makes it incredibally hard if there is a language disorder involved to evolve your language to the level where It should be. Difficulties with reading, writing and spelling are often part of the bigger picture when talking about language disorders or disabilites.

People with a language disorder often have trouble picking up the information that is all around them, whether its in conversations, discussions, news snippets or talks. They only pick up bits...
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