Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 11, you should be able to:

11.1 Define speech, language, and communication.

11.2 Identify the five components of language.

11.3 List different types of speech impairments and various forms of language disorders.

11.4 Define central auditory processing disorder.

11.5 Identify functional and organic causes of speech and language impairments.

11.6 Explain the differences between receptive and expressive language impairments.

11.7 Describe procedures used for assessing speech and language impairments.

11.8 Explain the function of augmentative and alternative communication devices.