Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
Language disorders can be separated into Receptive Language Disorders and Expressive Language Disorders. If your child has difficulty understanding what people are saying, following directions, answering questions, pointing to objects and pictures, or knowing how to take turns, he or she may have a receptive language disorder.
If your child has difficulty asking questions, naming objects, putting words together into sentences, using correct pronouns (he, she, they, I, etc.), understanding and participating in conversations, or adapting how they speak in different situations, he or she may have an Expressive Language Disorder.
It is not uncommon for children to have both Receptive and Expressive Language disorders at the same time. Speaking of Speech Therapy Services can evaluate your child's language abilities and work with you to help increase his or her language development.