Language is one of the most important elements of communication. It helps us express our emotions, thoughts and needs. The development of language may affect our children’s confidence and social/learning ability. Listening comprehension is another significant element of communication and expression. We need to understand what others are talking about in order to respond properly. Thus, language development is paramount to our learning ability.
Common symptoms are: delayed speaking ability, sensory problem, poor alertness modulation, poor movement usage, poor oral control, problems in pronunciation, poor listening comprehension (not understanding what others are saying or slow to respond), poor grammar or expression, stuttering and etc.
Oral motor or language expression training may improve:
- Listening comprehension
- Picky eating or oral sensitivity
- Oral motor control and saliva control