Language Therapy

Language disorders can be divided into two categories: expressive language problems and receptive language problems and can affect both children and adults arising from many different causes. Expressive language problems involve difficulty with word finding or getting the words to come out to appropriately express thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs. Receptive language problems involve difficulty understanding what is being said and following directions. Language disorders may originate from many different causes, including the following:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder