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  • From what I have read in chapter one of our textbook, a language problem if we are assuming that a language problem is the same as a language disorder, “is impaired comprehension and/or use of spoken, written and/or other symbol systems (Owens, 2010, p. 4). Owens (2010) also states that the “disorder may involve pragmatics, phonology, morphology, syntax or semantics in any combination” (p. 4).
    • HJ: the type and cause of language problems reflect different types of language disorder
    • HJ: it is indeed true that a language problem can occur within and across language components, i.e., pragmatics, phonology, morphology, syntax or semantics.
    • HJ: what does a language problem "look like," i.e.,
      • how is it manifested?
      • how can you recognize it when it occurs?
      • how can you tell the difference between an individual just having a "bad day," vs. a language problem?

Owens, Robert E Jr. (2010). Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention, 5th Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.