The person has difficulty producing or articulating speech sounds considering expectations for his or her age. He or she might have trouble being understood when speaking.
The child has difficulty understanding or expressing himself or herself. It is not possible to determine if the difficulties will persist yet, the child has not been exposed enough to the language used during the assessment or there does not seem to be any impact on the child's functioning.
The child has significant and persistant difficulties understanding or expressing himself or herself. Language learning is difficult and there are no known biomedical conditions. Impacts are noted on the child's functioning.
Difficulties in expressing oneself and understanding are part of a larger condition such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability or other.
The child is exposed to at least two languagages. He or she has difficulty understanding or expressing himself or herself in the language he or she is best in.