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Speech Delay/Disorder

Speech Delay/Disorder

What is a speech delay/disorder? Speech is the physical production of sounds and sequences of sounds that make up words and sentences. It is made up of sounds that can be detected by the human ear and is high....

Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties

What are learning difficulties? Learning difficulties are a group of disorders involving significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical....

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? (*Please note that the diagnostic criteria for ASD according to the DSM-V changed as of May, 2013. Autism Spectrum Disorder now is a single category that encompasses Au....

Receptive Language (understanding words and language)

Receptive Language (understanding words and language)

What is receptive language (understanding words and language)? Receptive language is the ability to understand words and language. It involves gaining information and meaning from routine (e.g. we have finishe....

Expressive Language (Using Words and Language)

Expressive Language (Using Words and Language)

What is expressive language (using words and language)? Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning and messages to others. Expressive language skills include bei....

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)

What is the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)? The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system (i.e. a communication method other than ....