Expressive and Receptive Language Therapy
Language refers to the words we use and how we use them to share ideas and get what we want.
Receptive language is what we understand when others communicate to us, or difficulty understanding what others say.
Expressive language is how we express our thoughts, ideas, and feelings to others using words/language.
Children begin expressing their wants and needs at birth with cries and grunts and as we model our language to them, they begin to use other forms of language to communicate. Children should begin using at least 1 word by the age of 15-18 months and by the age of 3 should be able to be understood 75% of the time by combining words and phrases.
Other disorders/delays within this services areas include:
Early language delay
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Augmentative/alternative communication (AAC)
It’s never too early to seek advice or services for your children. The earlier the intervention, the better the outcomes. Speech therapy can oftentimes help ease frustrations between child and family when the child is not able to fully express themselves.