Language disorders (and
delays) for elementary school children (ages 6-14) involve the receptive and
expressive language abilities. Language disorders may be diagnosed as aphasia,
fluency, apraxia, grammar (semantics, syntax), idioms, and pragmatics.
disorders comprise a child's difficulty understanding and processing
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.