Language disorders are basically communication setbacks indicated by difficulties in using language to express oneself or understand another. It is a psychological condition and has no relation to other disabilities, such as a hearing or speaking deficiency. Individuals with language disorders have sub-standard language abilities which prevent them from participating fully in social, professional, or academic interactions.
Symptoms of having a language disorder crop up during the developmental stage of a child’s growth when they begin to use language. Proper functioning of language ability includes both language expression and reception. People afflicted with a language disorder have trouble constructing words and sentences to convey their feelings and thoughts.
If your child is delayed in developing vocabulary expected for their age, they could be suffering from a language disorder. Their inability to understand what is being said to them may also hamper their academics, which relies on spoken lessons, for the most part. Language disorders are usually present right from childhood but can come to be diagnosed much later. It is because children find a way to work around their lack of language skills by refraining from communication or otherwise. Only when the child grows up and needs to display mature language skills is when the disorder becomes obvious enough to demand diagnosis.