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What are the main language problems?

   
What are the main language problems?

For Dr Rufo, “Serious language problems are rarely isolated and are often symptoms of emotional or psychiatric issues.”  Aphasia, dyslexia, dysorthographia (difficulty absorbing grammatical rules), stammering and writing problems are the most common problems in pre-school children.  If you are worried about your child’s language development, make an appointment with your GP, who may refer you to a specialist speech therapist.  Be alert, but don’t dramatize the situation!  Some children stay relatively silent for a couple of years, then suddenly start talking.  These are very observant children assimilate lots of information before starting to make sentences, but the ‘delay’ can worry parents.  Make sure that your child isn’t suffering in any other areas and carry on talking to him.  Dialogue will make exchange easier for him, but be careful not to overwhelm him with words which could confuse him.  




  
 

Sarah Horrocks
08/26/2006
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