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About me : Ms. Mohini Shah is a qualified professional to help children with communication difficulties. She is a masters in audiology and speech language pathology.

WHAT ISA COMMUNICATION DISORDER

A communication disorder is an inability to understand or use speech and language to relate to others in society. This can be divided into four areas:

  • Language - this involves listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Articulation - the pronunciation of sounds and words
  • Voice - the sound produced by vibration of the vocal cords
  • Stuttering - a disruption in the normal flow or rhythm of speech

Children At Risk for Language Delay

  • Intellectual disability
  • Hearing Loss
  • Central Nervous System Impairment affecting the speech production mechanism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Extreme environmental deprivation

WHY and HOW children communicate

Just a few of the reasons why…..

  • To connect socially
  • To get attention
  • To request an object or action
  • To copy you
  • To tell something
  • To show feelings
  • To get information

And how!.....

NON-VERBAL

  • Eye gaze/signal
  • Giving
  • Showing
  • Pointing
  • Pulling
  • Pantomime

VOCAL/VERBAL

  • Noises
  • Vowels
  • Consonants
  • Sounds for words
  • or 2 words (total)
  • Many single words
  • Joins 2 words
  • Links 3 or more words together

First Words

Communication Development Quick Reference Chart