Navigating the teenage years is hard enough and the pace of life is hectic. When you have a language problem, this is so much more challenging. You don’t quite follow the instructions that a teacher gives, it’s not in the instructions but you’ll give it a go. You don’t quite understand what the author is getting at but you have a good guess. You didn’t quite catch that joke, but you laughed anyway. You tried to explain it but it came out all wrong.
“It is estimated that around 16% of teenagers have a language disorder.”