Language skills include being able to understand others (receptive language) and being able to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language).
Children who have difficulty with receptive language might have trouble
- Understanding what gestures, such as pointing, mean
- Following directions
- Answering questions
- Identifying objects and pictures
- Understanding what he or she has heard or read
Children who have difficulty with expressive language might have trouble
- Naming objects
- Asking questions
- Using gestures
- Putting words together into sentences
- Learning songs and rhymes
- Using correct pronouns, like "he" or "they"
- Knowing how to start a conversation and keep it going
- Telling or writing a story