Receptive Expressive Language Disorder

Speech Pathology Group and Myofunctional Clinic located in Los Gatos, CA
Receptive Expressive Language Disorder

Receptive Expressive Language Disorder services offered in Los Gatos, CA

Receptive-expressive language disorder affects a person’s ability to understand and use language. At Strategies for Success in Los Gatos, California, Nicole Cavalea, MS, CCC-SLP, and the team have an in-depth understanding of how to help children with receptive-expressive language disorder. To learn more about receptive-expressive language disorder, call or schedule an appointment online today. Virtual visits are also available.

Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Q & A

What is receptive-expressive language disorder?

Receptive-expressive language disorder is a condition in which a person has difficulty understanding sentences and words (receptive) and producing speech (expressive). It’s possible to have only a receptive-language disorder or an expressive-language disorder, but some people (mostly children) have symptoms of both. 

The cause of receptive-expressive language disorder isn’t always clear. However, it’s not uncommon for children with hearing impairment, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to have receptive-expressive language disorder.

These disorders aren’t a reflection of your child’s intelligence — they simply have a hard time processing information and expressing their thoughts. 

What are the symptoms of receptive-expressive language disorder?

Children with receptive-expressive language disorder have trouble understanding and using language. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Hard time understanding gestures
  • Difficulty following verbal instructions
  • Trouble learning new words
  • Inability to answer who, what, when, where, and how questions
  • Use of incorrect grammar or vocabulary
  • Producing incoherent sentences
  • Failing to finish a thought

Your child’s primary care provider monitors their speech and language abilities. If your child has delays in speech or language, you should schedule an evaluation with the team at Strategies for Success. Early intervention may prevent further delays. 

What happens at a receptive-expressive language disorder evaluation?

Strategies for Success conducts a comprehensive assessment during your child’s receptive-expressive language disorder evaluation. They ask detailed questions about your child’s medical and developmental history. 

They let your child play and carefully observe how your child uses and understands language in a relaxed environment. They also administer standardized tests that provide objective data about your child’s receptive and expressive language skills.

The speech-language pathologists at Strategies for Success use the information they gather during the initial assessment to diagnose your child’s receptive-expressive language disorder. 

What happens during therapy for receptive-expressive language disorder?

The team at Strategies for Success develops unique treatment plans specialized to your child’s individual needs. The team uses books, games, and play to teach your child language skills and let them practice speaking.

The highly skilled team works to make all appointments interesting, fun, and engaging, and many children look forward to their visits at Strategies for Success.

The team works with your child until they reach their goals.

Schedule your receptive-expressive language disorder consultation by calling Strategies for Success or booking an appointment online today.