Early Signs & Symptoms

Children with language disorders can have average or above-average intelligence, but cannot demonstrate their knowledge using language. Delays in early stages of language development can be hard to identify because a child's behavior may be misinterpreted. For example, a child may be seen as being disobedient when he or she simply cannot understand what they are being asked.

Below is a list of a few common signs and symptoms. The early signs and symptoms provided here are not intended to be used to diagnose your child. If you feel your child is exhibiting any of these early signs, please call us. We are here to answer your questions. You can reach us at 218.720.3911.

  • Consistently not following directions.
  • Not being understood when expressing him or herself.
  • Consistently not turning when his or her name is called.
  • Not interacting with peers.
  • Gets frustrated when trying to communicate.
  • Unable to answer simple questions.
  • Pointing to objects or pulling an adult to get what he or she wants instead of making a verbal request.
  • Limited creative play.