McLean Speech & Language
6845 Elm Street, Suite 440
McLean, VA 22101
Office: 703-734-0211
Fax: 703-734-0501

Social Language/Pragmatics

Social language is the language used in everyday conversations. This language has to be altered according to a variety of social situations. Individuals with pragmatic language problems may say inappropriate things during a conversation, tell stories in a disorganized manner or have difficulty varying their language. In addition, they may have difficulties with the following:

  • Tone of voice
  • Volume control
  • Turn taking
  • Staying on topic
  • Eye contact
  • Reading social cues
  • Personal space