We treat speech-language problems


Individuals who demonstrate written language issues may have difficulty with the writing processes involved in spelling words, organizing discourse texts, formulating and punctuating sentences, and revising, editing, and presenting their work. Spoken language provides the foundation for the development of reading and writing; each builds on the other to result in general language and literacy competence, starting early and continuing through childhood into adulthood.

Since written language is further along the language development continuum, written language issues may stem from deficits in receptive or expressive language. The fundamental connections between spoken and written language necessitate that intervention for language disorders target written as well as spoken language needs. Difficulties in written language can involve any of the components of language—phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language at the sound, syllable, word, sentence, and discourse levels. Individuals with writing problems also may experience difficulties using language strategically to communicate, think, and learn.

Children who struggle to learn and remember sounds and the symbols that represent them may demonstrate spelling difficulties. For older children, sentence formulation, punctuation, and paragraph organization issues may be prevalent. Such issues would warrant formal evaluation of written language skills.

If you have concerns about your child’s written language skills, the professionals at C.C.I.C., Inc. are able to help.

Call our main office central intake number to schedule an appointment. 513-771-7655