Language impairment is one of the most common childhood disorders that you’ve never heard of. It affects seven out of every 100 U.S. children, delaying mastery of language skills in children. In school, children with developmental language disorder are at risk for failure in academically relevant language skills. So, looking at a typical elementary school classroom, two students will have a language impairment. These students go on to have academic problems and are less likely to graduate from high school and college. University of Delaware Communication Sciences & Disorders associate professor Amanda Owen Van Horne said she believes that improved treatments for language impairment can change these children’s trajectories. Read the full article on UDaily.

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