As a child enters middle and high school, academic expectations increase significantly. Students have more responsibilities, and teachers expect them to complete their work in a timely fashion without much assistance. Additionally, students are expected to write longer, in-depth reports, solve increasingly complex problems, and read higher-level books. Adolescence is also a critical time for developing social skills. Mild language problems can impact a student’s ability to do any of these. Talk to your child’s teachers and school counselors. They will know the appropriate course of action to take, as well as services available in your area and through the school. Your child’s doctor can also refer you to a specialist.