Is Your Child Having Difficulty Expressing or Understanding Language?

Communication in childhood is the ability to connect with other people through verbal (using words to express oneself and understand others) or nonverbal means (using eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions). Children with difficulty in communicating likely need help making friends. The most important skill is called reciprocal communication, which is the ability to have a back-and-forth conversation. In the following articles, you will find information about nonverbal communication in terms of gesture use, eye contact, and emotional expression. Communication skills also include expressing one’s thoughts (expressive language), understanding communication from other people (receptive language), and communicating socially with peers (pragmatic language). For general information on communication problems, visit this page.