Lannon Twomey: Speech-Language Pathologist

Treatment Areas: Language

Lannon Twomey: Speech Pathology With A Difference

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) defines a language disorder as "an impairment in comprehension and/or use of a spoken, written and/or other symbol system." The disorder may involve the form of language (including syntax, morphology and phonology), the content of language (semantics) and/or the functional use of language in communication (pragmatics).

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Oftentimes, language impairments are described using the terms receptive and expressive. Receptive language typically refers to a child’s ability to understand language and expressive language refers to using or formulating language. Many children experiencing language disorders or delays have difficulty with both expressive and receptive areas of language.

For information about typical speech and language development visit the ASHA website.