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Expressive and Receptive Language Therapy

There are two major types of language disorders: receptive language disorders and expressive language disorders. An expressive language disorder is one in which the child struggles to get their meaning or messages across to other people. A receptive language disorder is one in which a child struggles to understand and process the messages and information they receive from others. Some children have a mixed receptive-expressive language disorder in which they have symptoms of both types of disorders. (

Children with a receptive language disorder may have some or all of the following symptoms:

- Difficulty understanding what people have said to them.

- Struggle to follow directions that are spoken to them.

- Problems organizing their thoughts for speaking or writing.

- Children with an expressive language disorder may have some or all of the following symptoms:

Struggle to put words together into a sentence or may not string together words correctly in their sentences.
Have difficulties finding the right words while speaking and use placeholder words like “um.”
Have a low vocabulary level compared to other children the same age.
Leave words out of sentences when talking.
Use tenses (past, present, future) incorrectly.