Language is a code made up of a shared group of rules that includes what words mean, how to make new words, and how to combine words together.

When a child cannot understand language, there could be a receptive language problem.  When a child cannot verbally share thoughts, ideas, and feelings, there could be an expressive language problem.

Every child is unique and has an individual rate of language development.  Use the link below to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to learn about the ages at which children typically acquire the skills they need to understand language and talk.

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/child_hear_talk.htm