Children who have a Social-Language Disorder (SLD) have difficulty using socially appropriate language. Characteristics of SLD include difficulty-taking turns during games, understanding social expressions, socializing with others, following rules in a conversation and trouble understanding sarcasm.

This disorder is frequent in children with autism; however, children without autism can also have the disorder. SLD is not connected to intelligence. Children who have SLD, may have no issues with speaking or pronouncing sounds, but exhibit difficulty with social pragmatics. Depending on the child’s needs, therapy may focus on improving inferencing skills, role-playing social greetings and farewells, building awareness of social cues, topic maintenance, and much more. For your in home speech therapy appointment in Old Bridge, Matawan and surrounding areas, contact us at (732) 705 1645.