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.