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An expressive language disorder may manifest itself as difficulty with verbal or written expression, while comprehension is within normal range. Expressive language disorders may be developmental or acquired as a result of brain injury.

Description of this Disorder

  • Expressive language disorder is a communication disorder in which there are difficulties with verbal and written expression.
  • It is a specific language impairment characterized by an ability to use expressive spoken language that is markedly below the appropriate level for the mental age, but with a language comprehension that is within normal limits.
  • There can be problems with vocabulary, producing complex sentences, and remembering words,[3] and there may or may not be abnormalities in articulation.

An Expressive Language Disorder Symptoms

An expressive language disorder occurs when language is slow to develop and sequence of development/pattern or errors is atypical.word finding problems

  • smaller vocabulary than same-age peers
  • problems with verb tense and pronouns
  • difficulty putting sentences together
  • trouble asking questions
  • difficulty retelling stories
  • an inability to start or hold a conversation

It is also not uncommon for children to have a mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, in which comprehension is also affected. These language disorders do not go away by themselves, and require speech-language intervention.

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