Children with developmental expressive language disorders have a lower than normal vocabulary, limited ability to produce complex sentences and struggle to remember words. Without treatment in speech therapy, children with language disorders face an increased risk of bullying, social isolation and the inability to independence.
Effects of Expressive Language Disorders in Children
School speech-language pathologists (SLPs) treat expressive language issues by improving the child’s ability to use and understand phrases constructively. Common symptoms include:
- Underdeveloped vocabulary
- Replacing precise words with um, stuff and/or things
- Leaving out keywords or confusing verb tense
- Using phrases redundantly
- The inability to communicate thoughts
- Limited speech with the ability to understand others
- Limited sentence structure.
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