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Old 04-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Pragmatic language disorder

My almost 6 year old recently was evaluated at school where they determined that she has a pragmatic language disorder. Can anyone give me any info on it? She does have SPD but I do not feel that she is on the spectrum. Can PLD show up in ways other than autism?

Any advice on how to deal with this? We have daily meltdowns/tantrums.

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Pragmatic Language Disorder is a piece of autism, but not enough for autism by itself, if that makes sense. It has to do with things like nonverbal communication, topic maintenance, and turn taking.
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Thank you. She is very verbal & social but seems to have a hard time understanding & expressing emotions.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thank you. She is very verbal & social but seems to have a hard time understanding & expressing emotions.
Yup, that is another facet. Its usually more that they either:

1) Fail to recognize relevant cues like facial expression/ tone of voice and connect them to emotions

2) Fail to understand the connection between people s behavior and the emotions of others

Although there are SO many ways for signals to get skewed its often hard to say where the breakdown is!
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