Receptive Language Disorder: Trouble understanding language.
Signs/symptoms of a Receptive Language Disorder include:
- Trouble answering questions
- Not following directions
- Not understanding what gestures mean
- Difficulty identifying objects and pictures
- Not understanding language concepts (e.g., comparatives, such as ‘big’ and ‘bigger’ prepositions, such as ‘up’ and ‘next to’)
Expressive Language Disorder: Trouble speaking or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
Signs/symptoms of an Expressive Language Disorder include:
- Speaking few words or not talking at all
- Difficulty asking questions
- Trouble naming objects
- Not using simple gestures like waving or nodding
- Trouble initiating conversation or play
- Not using new words
- Difficulty combining words in the right order
- Not giving enough details when speaking or writing.