Specific language impairment (SLI) is a serious and long-lasting developmental disorder that affects the acquisition and development of spoken language. It can affect either comprehension, expression, or both. It is classified as a “heterogeneous” disorder because no two SLI are alike. Symptoms vary greatly from one child to another and do not always manifest in the …
The term aphasia refers to alterations in language and communication due to brain injury, although aphasia entails limitations in all areas of a person’s life that go far beyond language problems.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder characterized by an impaired ability to recognize words, slow and hesitant reading, and poor reading comprehension.
Language is the ability enabling humans to communicate with others by means of sounds, signs and symbols used to name the objects in the outside world, their actions, characteristics, and the connections between them.