Does My Preschooler Have a Language Problem?

Use these developmental milestones for indications that your child might show signs of auditory processing problems.

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Four to Five Years

Enjoyment and understanding of stories deepen. The child is now able to answer questions about the stories and shows increasing comprehension.

• He or she is able to take turns in a conversation by understanding and listening for the cues that indicate turn taking.

• The child understands longer and more complex sentences.

• He or she retells longer stories with more details.

By this age a child’s language and narrative skills have progressed and she’s able to grasp a pencil and begin to write. She’s also becoming more independent and dressing herself. Four- and five-year-olds love ball games and start learning and playing games that have rules.

Next: The Cause of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

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