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Speech and Language
Communication refers to the use of language with other people.
A person with a communication disorder may have difficulty using language in social situations.
Communication refers to the social use of language.
There is no specific cause of communication disorders. However, communication disorders may be related to other conditions such as:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pragmatic Language Disorder
Symptoms may include:
Difficulty understanding or using humor
Difficulty understanding or using sarcasm
Difficulty understanding and interpreting facial expressions
Difficulty understanding and interpreting body language
Difficulty understanding and using figurative language
Difficulty with turn taking, especially in conversation
Difficulty making predictions
Difficulty making inferences
Difficulty identifying and repairing communication breakdowns
Difficulty initiating conversation
Difficulty using social language such as greetings
Difficulty changing communication styles based upon the conversation partner
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