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:

  • Children who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally and/or nonverbally despite a strong understanding of speech and language.
  • Children who have a limited vocabulary.
  • Children who have trouble forming sentences and more complex utterances.

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.

Expressive Language Disorder - Chicago Speech Therapy

Are you concerned about your child’s progress in speech and language development?

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Are you concerned about your child’s progress in speech and language development?

Contact Karen
Contact Karen & Chicago Speech Therapy