Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder

An expressive language disorder occurs when a child has issues communicating either in a verbal or written manner. He or she can understand speech and writing, but has trouble when he or she is the one doing the speaking and writing. This is the opposite of receptive language disorder, which is when one has trouble understanding only spoken language. While both of these disorders can be secondary diagnoses of another issue, such as autism, this is not always the case.

Symptoms of an expressive language disorder are:

  • Not writing at grade level or inability to write a complete sentence
  • Problems remembering vocabulary words and/or their meanings
  • Issues speaking known and understood words aloud
  • Inability to follow spoken instructions
  • Issues comprehending singular spoken words
  • Inattention to spoken conversations

Expressive and receptive language disorders can be treated, but early diagnosis and intervention are very important. Before a treatment plan can be designed for your child, an assessment must first be conducted by one of Insight Psychological’s licensed therapists.

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