Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
Language is the use of words in a structured or conventional way in order to communicate. Language includes meanings of words, parts of speech, putting words together in a way that makes sense, as well as choosing what words to use in what situation. When a child has difficulty with understanding what is said to him/her, he/she may have a receptive language disorder. When the problem lies in being able to use words, phrases, and sentences to share his/her thoughts or feelings effectively, the child may have an expressive language disorder. It is possible to have both receptive and expressive language difficulties at the same time.
Children with language disorders may also have problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing.
If you believe your child's language abilities are not appropriate for his/her age, call us to schedule a Language Evaluation.