RECEPTIVE/EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

RECEPTIVE/EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

Both receptive and expressive are essential components to effective communication.  Receptive language refers to understanding spoken or written language, and expressive language refers to the ability to communicate thoughts and feelings with words and/or written language.

Signs of a receptive/expressive language disorder may be that a child has trouble:
  • understanding what gestures mean
  • following directions
  • taking turns when talking with others
  • answering questions
  • asking questions
  • naming objects and/or actions
  • putting words together to make a grammatical sentence
  • Using correct pronouns
  • Social language difficulties

 

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