Does your child have difficulty expressing their wants and needs? Children with an expressive language disorder may have difficulty putting words into sentences or in the wrong order. They may gesture or point to a desired item instead of saying the word. There are many causes of a language disorder, such as learning or developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, dyslexia). Language disorders are typically more frequent in children ages 2 to 7 years of age.

Many children who have difficulty expressing themselves might also have a receptive language disorder. Children with a receptive language disorder may have difficulty understanding questions, following simple directions, or misunderstand what is said. Symptoms can occur at any time, but they are most common before the age of 3. Although there is no known cause for a receptive language disorder, many factors may contribute such as family history, limited language exposure, or brain injury. For your in home speech therapy appointment, contact us at (732) 705 1645.