Language disorders are characterized by difficulty communicating meaning and/or understanding thoughts, ideas and feelings being communicated. Montclair Speech Therapy treats both expressive and receptive language disorders, including:
Damage that impacts language centers in the brain can impair a person’s ability to speak, write and understand verbal and written language. Individual’s experiencing Aphasia often report “tip of the tongue” phenomenon where they know what they want to say but have difficulty getting the words out. Treatment focuses on rehabilitation and recovery of language skills as well as developing additional methods of communication.
Language-Based Learning Disabilities
When treated early, learning difficulties in reading, writing and spelling can be addressed effectively with teachers, parents and caregivers. Treatment focuses on activities that support the development of missing skills, enabling the student to develop strategies for combining sounds, comprehension and executive function.
If an individual does not speak in specific social situations, interfering with school, work or social communication, treatment plans include a behavioral approach that builds confidence, reduces anxiety and addresses any speech or language issues that may be a hindrance.