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LC - 09 - What constitutes a language problem?
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
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.
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