expressive language disorder

Does My Child Have Expressive Language Disorder?

What is Expressive Language Disorder?

Expressive language is how a person expresses their feelings and ideas. Expressive language disorder is characterised by a child having difficulty expressing him- or herself using speech or writing.

Children with expressive language disorder do not have problems pronouncing certain sounds or words, as with a phonological speech disorder (discussed in a previous blog post), in fact they will tend to be within the normal range for correct speech sounds.  The problem is with putting sentences together, finding and using the right words, and the use of grammar.