Language Disorders and Delays - Adolescent
Language disorders (and delays) for adolescents (ages 13+) involve receptive and expressive language abilities.
Receptive language disorders comprise a child's difficulty understanding and processing information.
Expressive language disorders are demonstrated in a child's speech and can include difficulty with word formulation, limited vocabulary, inability to use proper language, or use of socially inappropriate language.
Many times at the middle and high-school levels (and above) language disorders may be more pronounced since they have not been successfully remediated at a younger age. Language difficulties may include the following disorders: aphasia, fluency, apraxia, grammar (semantics, syntax), idioms, and pragmatics.