What do speech and language difficulties look like in the classroom?

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Some commons signs of children with attention, receptive language, or expressive langauge difficulties are:

  • Slouching in seat
  • Fidgeting/difficulty sitting still
  • Distracted, may seem as though they are not listening
  • Do not follow long instructions
  • Difficulty expressing ideas
  • Difficult to understand speech
  • Gets ‘stuck’ on words
  • May not readily answer questions in class
  • Passive and quiet
  • Frustration
  • Low self esteem
  • Lacking confidence in their peer relationships
  • Poor social skills