Expressive Language Disorder

Expressive language is essential for children to communicate their needs, thoughts, and feelings with others.  If you are concerned with your child's expressive language development, consult our communication development red flags.

Children may benefit from speech therapy for an expressive language disorder if they:

  • Have difficulty expressing themselves verbally and/or nonverbally despite a age-appropriate receptive language skills.

  • Have a limited vocabulary.

  • Have trouble forming sentences and more complex utterances.

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) can provide a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to determine if a child shows signs of an expressive language disorder. Based on the assessment, the SLP can provide a recommended treatment plan for ongoing services to meet the needs of the child and improve his or her expressive language skills.