Pragmatic language

Pragmatic language for 5-11 year-olds includes (at least) 27 observable behaviours

‘Pragmatic language’ is a complex and sometimes vaguely defined concept.

To get a grip on what it means in practice, it helps to break it down into things we can observe and measure in different places.

In our second evidence-based infographic, our Speech Pathologist, Cherie Finocchiaro, reviewed a great research paper highlighting 27 behaviours to look for when assessing children with social use of language challenges:  

For 5-11 year olds, pragmatic language includes (at least) 27 observable behaviours

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Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

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