Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

The exact causes of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder are not known, but this communication disorder centers around an inability to understand spoken language as well as problems using spoken words to communicate with others. Unlike other communication disorders that affect one or the other, children who suffer from this have trouble with both talking and listening. There are many negative side effects when this language disorder is left untreated. Because of this, it is important to know the symptoms of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder. If any of them are seen, it may be time to get a professional diagnosis. If this disorder is a problem, there is help available. In fact, you can get online therapy here at GoMentor.com that can help with mixed receptive-expressive language disorder.

Symptoms of Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

As with many other disorders that affect children, the exact symptoms of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder are going to be different for most children, but in general they center around the following.


A difficulty with spoken communication is one of the cornerstones of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder. In general, children can understand and pronounce words, but they have problems creating complex sentences to express complex thoughts and ideas. On the other end of this mixed communication disorder are problems centering around understanding others when they talk. The lack of comprehension can lead to "giving the wrong answer" or ignoring directions. 
Trouble with abstract nouns, complex sentence structures, spatial terms and other types of words may be evident in children affected by mixed receptive-expressive language disorder.

As mentioned, the exact symptoms are going to vary, but the above information should give you some idea on whether or not mixed receptive-expressive language disorder is a possible problem. If this communication disorder is diagnosed, there are modern treatment options available.

Treatment for Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Current thoughts about treatment for this communication disorder vary depending on who you ask, but here at GoMentor.com, we believe in the ability of therapy and counseling to help with everything connected with mixed receptive-expressive language disorder. All children are different and have different needs, but at GoMentor.com you can find therapists who truly understand this and can give guidance and support that is needed when dealing with this language disorder.

Definition of Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder is a communication disorder affects a child's ability to understand spoken language and to use spoken language to communicate with others. Symptoms of this disorder include problems with spoken language - both communicating to others and listening. Treatment for this communication disorder is possible with therapy and counseling.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

  • Difficulty with spoken communication
  • Problems understanding others
  • Trouble with abstract nouns
  • Trouble with complex sentences
  • Trouble with spatial terms

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