Expressive Language Disorder - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments - GoMentor

Expressive Language Disorder

The exact cause of expressive language disorder is not known, but much has been learned about treating it over the years. This communication disorder that affects a child's ability to use spoken language effectively. The exact symptoms will vary quite a bit, but in general they center around problems talking to others. For the most part, people with expressive language disorder have no problems understanding others, making it a one way disorder. It affects younger children more frequently, but with treatment help is possible. Before explaining how you can get help on, here is some more information about expressive language disorder. Remember that the symptoms listed are only general guidelines and should not be used to diagnose problems with a communication disorder.

Symptoms of Expressive Language Disorder 

The exact signs of expressive language disorder are going to be different for most children, but there are some things that can be indicators of a problem with this communication disorder.

  • Poor pronunciation of words at an early age is a symptom of expressive language disorder, especially if the problem persists when the child gets older.
  • In general, vocabulary problems when communicating might be an indication of expressive language disorder.
  • Inability to communicate thoughts effectively and clearly is a sign that expressive language disorder might be a problem.
  • Trouble organizing sentences when talking is another symptom of expressive language disorder.

In general, children with this disorder are intelligent and have no difficulties understanding language, but have extreme problems being understood by others. As you might imagine, this can quickly lead to teasing from other children, which can have negative effects on a child's life. Because of this and the danger of other problems developing, getting treatment for expressive language disorder is important.



Treatment for Expressive Language Disorder 

At, we know it can be frustrating for children with expressive language disorder because they may be as intelligent (if not more) than their peers, but still have difficulties being understood. Left untreated, expressive language disorder can lead to other problems like depression. This is why we recommend for victims of Expressive Language Disorder to consider treatment with online therapy for all types of communication disorders. You can book online therapy sessions with therapists who have the knowledge necessary to help make dealing with expressive language disorder a little easier. At we believe that a language disorder should not hold a child back from achieving everything they can. Therapy along with counseling can give direction and emotional support when dealing with expressive language disorder.

Definition of Expressive Language Disorder

Expressive language disorder is a communication disorder that affects a child's ability to communicate effectively using spoken language. For most, it appears as problems with vocabulary and difficulties communicating. This disorder does not affect a person's ability to understand language, but does make it hard for them to get their point across. Treatment for expressive language disorder is possible with therapy and counseling by those trained to deal with this communication disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Expressive Language Disorder

  • Poor pronunciation of words
  • Vocabulary problems
  • Inability to communicate thoughts
  • Trouble organizing sentences

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