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Overview of Language Disorders

Language-Based Learning Disabilities
Language-based learning disabilities are problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. This disorder is not about how smart a person is. Most people diagnosed with learning disabilities have average to superior intelligence.

Preschool Language Disorders  
Preschool children (3 to 5 years old) with language disorders may have trouble understanding and talking.

Selective Mutism  
A child with selective mutism does not speak in certain situations, like at school, but speaks at other times, like at home or with friends. Selective mutism often starts before a child is 5 years old and is usually first noticed when the child starts school.

Courtesy of:
http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/speechlanguage
http://www.afasic.org.uk/parents/what-are-speech-and-language-impairments/
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/schoolsFAQ.htm
http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/communication/not_talk.html

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