Pragmatic (Social) Language Disorder:



Pragmatic Language Disorder: Difficulty using language in social situations.

Signs/symptoms of a Pragmatic Language Disorder include:

  • Difficulty changing language to accommodate the listener (e.g., child uses the same language with a friend and teacher)
  • Difficulty using language for different reasons (greeting, requesting, promising, demanding, commenting).
  • Saying inappropriate or unrelated things during a conversation
  • Does not follow conversational rules (taking turns, beginning new topics, staying on topic, clarifying when misunderstood)
  • Trouble understanding and using socially acceptable rules (personal space, maintaining eye contact, using non verbal signals and facial expressions)
  • Difficulty with vocabulary and grammar.