Language and Learning Difficulties
Young children with specific language impairment (SLI) often have difficulty formulating and understanding sentences and questions. They do not have a keen interest in books. They have difficulty carrying out simple directions, asking questions, and participating in conversations.
The older child’s language, although adequate for everyday social situations, may lack the complexity necessary to express abstract ideas. Frequently, their language seems “empty” and their stories confused. They have difficulty conveying information about past events to someone who has no prior knowledge of the experience. In school, they have difficulty following multi-step directions and engaging with others.
We provide individualized therapy to improve language comprehension and expression, skills which are essential for the more advanced tasks of reading and writing.