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6 year old who uses jargon???

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I have a 6 year old who has severe speech disorder and expressive language disorder which is all rooted in motor planning issues (apraxia/dyspraxia).  I have to constantly remind him to 'TALK real words!!!' because he is often just talking jargon.  He has two younger brothers (one with Autism and likely apraxia as well) and one who is delayed and inconsistent with his use of speech.  I don't know what to do.  I have talked to him until I am blue in the face about talking appropriately.  What do you think?  Is this to be expected to some degree from a boy with his speech issues?

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I have a 6 year old who has severe speech disorder and expressive language disorder which is all rooted in motor planning issues (apraxia/dyspraxia).  I have to constantly remind him to 'TALK real words!!!' because he is often just talking jargon.  He has two younger brothers (one with Autism and likely apraxia as well) and one who is delayed and inconsistent with his use of speech.  I don't know what to do.  I have talked to him until I am blue in the face about talking appropriately.  What do you think?  Is this to be expected to some degree from a boy with his speech issues?


I feel silly asking this question but does he do speech therapy? At school? At an office?

 

We had a really lovely lady who came to our house to do speech therapy (a couple of articulation issues, social reciprocity and pragmatics) who was very good at explaining to ds the "why" behind social speech, and to us how to work with him.

 

If you are asking if it is a behavior issue or a speech issue I would say a speech issue.

 

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Expressive Language Disorder

These are children who may have a lot to say, but are unable to retrieve the words they need. Some children may have no problem in simple expression, but have difficulties retrieving and organizing words and sentences when expressing more complicated thoughts and ideas. This may occur when they are trying to describe, define, or explain information or retell an event or activity. 63wds

 

It seems to me that the "jargon" is how he best/most easily expresses himself and he needs therapy in learning specific tools to learn to do otherwise.

 

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Evaluation can provide information to help educators develop effective strategies. Typical strategies focus on language therapy to develop the important concepts necessary to communicate. Vocabulary development, rehearsal, and practice of using language in social situations are often helpful therapeutic methods. Students with substantial communication disorders may require extensive specially designed instruction on their IEPs. 54wds

 

 


Edited by Emmeline II - 4/6/12 at 9:06am
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My youngest has an expressive language disorder and persisted with jargon to a late age, and still uses it with pretend play when by himself.  The amount of jargon in a social setting decreased with speech therapy.  I would say it's from the language delay.  The better my son got with word retrieval, the less jargon used.  I would suggest you get further assessments to assure the delays are entirely rooted in motor planning issues.  Our son was late in having other issues diagnosed because the previous assumption was that most delays were due to inability to form the words.  Late diagnoses can be common in those situations.

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Hi your son can be taught to use the correct language to express himself. You really need a speech and language therapist for this. My son had a problem understanding the real meaning of language.  I attended a course called Hanen talkability and it showed me how to help him understand what was going on in his mind and how he was verbalising it so he made changes from within-he is now communicating much better and normally! Best of luck x

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