Language

Expressive Language 

Expressive language involves the use of words, sentences, and gestures to express one's ideas and desires. Expressive language skills include vocabulary knowledge, grammatical proficiency, and the ability to organize and express ideas in a clear and coherent manner.

For example, a child with typically developing expressive language skills might be able to tell a story in a logical sequence, use a variety of descriptive words to describe an event or object, and use appropriate grammar and syntax to construct complex sentences.

However, a child with expressive language difficulties might struggle to communicate their thoughts and feelings effectively, or may have trouble organizing their ideas into coherent sentences or stories.

 

Receptive Language

Receptive language involves the ability to listen and process incoming information, and to make sense of the meaning behind spoken or written words, sentences, and gestures.

For example, a child with typically developing receptive language skills might be able to follow verbal instructions, understand questions and answer appropriately, and comprehend stories or classroom lessons.

However, a child with receptive language difficulties might struggle to understand verbal instructions, have difficulty following directions or participating in conversations, or have trouble comprehending written materials.

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