Language therapy covers a wide range of services. Delayed language in infants and toddlers is one aspect of a therapy program. School-age children may have a specific language impairment, which affects their ability to comprehend reading and other academic material. These children may have effective functional and conversational language but have difficulty with language processing or defining, describing or understanding the vocabulary associated with math, science and other reading comprehension concepts.
Adults may have a need for therapy following a stroke that has impaired their ability to use language and speech in the manner utilized prior to the vascular incident. Language therapy may also be necessary for individuals as a result of autism, developmental delay, hearing loss, closed head injury, adult neurogenic communication disorders, or traumatic brain injury. All aspects of language therapy cannot possibly be covered in this brief overview.