Pragmatic language Delay/Disorder

Pragmatic Social Language

Pragmatic/Social language skills are how language is used functionally to have “competitive” interactions with peers and adults.  A child or adolescent with a pragmatic language disorder may talk about specific subjects in too much detail, talk about him/herself, seem uninterested in other children, have difficulty engaging in conversational exchanges, understand language in an overly literal/concrete way, have difficulty answering open-ended questions, have difficulty expressing feelings,  and have difficulty interpreting and using non-verbal body language.