Treatment Areas

  • The American Speech and 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).  Receptive language refers to a person's ability to understand and comprehend language. Expressive language refers to a person's ability to share his or her thoughts, ideas or feelings in an organized and appropriate way.