Language Disorders

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 27 : Language Disorders

Language Disorders

A language disorder is a problem with understanding and/or using spoken, written, and/or other symbol systems (e.g., gestures, sign language).

The disorder may involve

  1. Form of Language
    • Phonology is the sound system of a language and the rules about how sounds are combined.
    • Morphology is the structure of words and how word forms are constructed.
    • Syntax is the order and combination of words to form sentences.

  2. Content of Language
    • Semantics is related to the meanings of words and sentences.

  3. Function of Language
    • Pragmatics is the combination of language components (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) in functional and socially appropriate ways.
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