Language not only means the use of words, but also it includes interpreting what you READ OR HEAR, and the ability to COMMUNICATE your thoughts and feelings.
Difficulty putting thoughts into words (he would not know how to answer ) "What did you do for the weekend?"
Does not understand innuendo, sarcasm, or irony
Doesn't know how to maintain conversations
Needs concrete time-unlike the words "perhaps", or "sometimes" to understand
Does not know when its okay to tell a white lie, is brutally honest
Cannot tell the difference between relevant facts and irrelevant facts
It was great help that whenever there was an incident at school, and there were lots, of Jacob having to report to the principal to tell his side of the story, his teacher would be there with him to help fill in the blanks. That way, all that Jacob was trying to communicate would get across to the principle.