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Language Difficulties

How To Help Children And Youth Affected By Language/Speaking Difficulties

Afraid To Make A Mistake; Can’t Speak Clearly; Difficulty Sequencing Thoughts; Does Not Use Rich Speech With Adverbs And Adjectives; Lacks Confidence

Language is an essential part of being human. Success in living, learning, succeeding, and social connection is very difficult without language skills. There are many aspects of language (See below).

Challenges with language development can be due to and complicated by a combination of: hearing difficulties; difficulty processing/figuring out what has been heard; voice/speaking challenges; lack of language experience; family patterns; genetic factors; physical or emotional trauma; perceptual challenges; exposure to environmental pollutants; nutrition imbalances.

Language/speaking difficulties may be due to and complicated by a combination of factors including: learning/developmental conditions; medical conditions; genetics; memory challenges; family speech patterns; over correction; lack of exposure to people talking clearly; over or under stimulating environment; family patterns of tension and anxiety; unresolved traumas and abuses of all kinds; nutrition imbalances; exposure to environmental pollutants.

Afraid To Make A Mistake: Children & youth who have been overcorrected are at risk. Learning requires making and correcting mistakes. Over-correction can eat a child or youth’s confidence to risk making necessary mistakes. Relaxed speaking leads to success. For students learning English as a second language, this challenge may be due to inadequate and under-funded education.

Can’t Speak Clearly: Spoken language is critical to living in the world. Being able to speak clearly makes learning to read easy.

Difficulty Sequencing Thoughts: It is important to solve this challenge as quickly as possible. Language difficulties can create ineffective attitudes toward learning, lower self-esteem, great frustration, isolation and habits of quitting. Sequencing difficulties affect the ability to write language clearly.

Does Not Use Rich Speech With Adverbs And Adjectives: Without help, this can make learning to read and write very difficult. People often mistake children or youth with this challenge as being not very intelligent. Without help, children & youth will have difficulties communicating their thoughts and feelings clearly.

Lacks Confidence: Children & youth who have been criticized, teased or ignored learn not to trust and communicate their own ideas and thoughts. Untreated, this can make learning very difficult and can establish life-long patterns of poor communication, isolation, and lack of success. A lack of language confidence is often due to exposure to well-meaning adults who lack knowledge of how children & youth learn.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Western Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Precision Teaching
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Expressive Arts
  • Chiropractic
  • Craniosacral
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Light Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Support For Parents
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Aikido
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Feldenrais
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Expressive Arts
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Aikido
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy

On Our Own We Would Try: • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Nature • Pets • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Get a medical/developmental evaluation as soon as you notice any of these conditions. • Check out hearing, vision, coordination of the eyes. • Pay a compliment before every correction. • Play a game of making mistakes on purpose.• In relaxed ways tell family stories, read stories, play “I spy” games, read signs, and use open ended invitations to communicate like: “Tell me about that ….” • Try to avoid questions that elicit a “yes” or “no” response. • Ask librarians and teachers to help you learn these skills. • Learning Nonviolent Communication and teaching it to your child or youth can help them and you.

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