Understanding Skills

Receptive language is understanding.

This is your child's ability to understand the words they hear and/or read. Different receptive language
skills are expected at different ages. The symptoms of children experiencing difficulties with their
receptive langague skills can be varied and will depend on their age.


What are the symptoms?

Some possible symptoms that may indicate your child is experiencing difficulties
with their receptive language skills include:

The causes of receptive language
difficulties are often unknown.

A number of factors may be working together to contribute to your child's difficulties. Family history is often the most likely indicator, although this may not always be the case. A child's general cognitive development, exposure to language and personality can all impact on a child's receptive language skills.

What can I do about it?

Speech Pathologists are specifically trained to assess and treat your child's language. This includes their understanding skills.

Don't wait. Early intervention has been proven to help children achieve their best for both immediate and later
success. In general these difficulties do not just 'go away'. Your child is not having these difficulties because
they are lazy. You may find they are starting to avoid situations where they have to talk, or will become frustrated
when they have to do their homework. This is because it is simply hard for them.

A parent does not cause their child to have these difficulties, however a parent with specific advice
and support can help their child to achieve success.

If you have concerns for your child's talking, understanding or speech sound development contact Chatterbox Speech Pathology to book an assessment.

Penrith

(02) 4731 2432

680 High Street Penrith,
NSW 2750

Oran Park

(02) 4647 6777

Oran Park Podium, Level 3, Suite 306, 351 Oran Park
Drive, Oran Park, NSW, 2570

Bella Vista

(02) 8814 1821

T1 Building, Level 3, Suite 306, 14-16 Lexington
Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153

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