Expressive Language Disorder
Expressive language refers to the verbal and nonverbal means of communicating wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas with others. Verbal means of communication refers to spoken language, while non-verbal expressive language can include gestures, signing, and more. Expressive language is an essential component of our daily lives.
Children who may benefit from speech therapy for an expressive language disorder:
A speech-language pathologist can provide a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to determine whether a child shows signs of an expressive language disorder. Based on the assessment, the clinician can provide a recommendation for ongoing services to meet the unique needs of the child and build his or her expressive language skills.