Contact Us

Worth Repeating: Playground Pragmatics - featured November 7, 2011

< Back to Previous Page

by: Joanne Hanson, MS CCC-SLP

Reading facial expressions, staying on the subject, joining in, developing ideas, and taking turns are as important for communication as articulation and vocabulary. Children who have not mastered these "pragmatics of language" ?nd the playground to be a sensory nightmare, a social challenge, and a psychologically bewildering experience. Pragmatic language delays also impact most academic skills. Build these skills for youngsters age three to twelve with the activities below.

Read the Full Text of this Article with Activities for Working on Pragmatic Social Language

Tags: Article Pragmatic Language Disorder Social Skills Newsletter 11 November 2011