Do children with ASD acquire gestures the same way other children do?
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When Is a Child Ready for Mainstreaming?
Parents face tough issues when deciding whether it's time to change schools.
Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds
Expressive Language is a person's ability to express themselves using spoken, gestural, and written language.
Receptive Language is a person's ability to understand spoken and written language.
A language delay or disorder occurs when a child is not developing their expressive and/or receptive language skills to a level which is appropriate for the child's age.
A child may have difficulty in the following areas:
- Combining words to form longer sentences
- Using a variety of vocabulary
- Using grammatical structures such as 'he' and 'she'
- Vocabulary knowledge, i.e. concepts such as 'big'
- Understanding instructions and questions
- Recalling spoken information
- Early reading skills
- Interpreting humour and hidden meanings of language