I have provided some links to webpages from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) that can help you understand the basics of speech and language development, and differentiate between a language disorder versus a language delay. Just click "my links" on the left side of this page.
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For your convenience, below is a list of the areas of speech and language that may be addressed at school:
Expressive language- Oral and written expression of ideas.
Receptive language- How well you understand language, in either oral or written formats.
Auditory comprehension/ Auditory processing- The understanding of language presented in a listening format.
Auditory memory- A person's ability to remember and/or manipulate information that is presented in a listening format.
Phonological development/ Articulation- The way an individual sounds to a listener, in terms of making correct speech sounds (intelligibility of speech).
Fluency- How smooth one's speech sounds to a listener (stuttering).