What is LANGUAGE?
Language is a symbolic system made up of socially shared rules.
English is made up of spoken and written words as well as gestures such as waving 'hello'.
A language disorder can describe difficulties with:
Understanding what words mean.
Putting words together (i.e. 'I like dogs' vs. 'I dogs like')
Making new words (friend, unfriend)
Adapting language to different social situations
('What'sup' with friends vs 'Hello, how are you?' with teachers)