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Expressive-Language Disorders


Facts about the Disorder
1. One out of Four Children may have an Expressive Language Delay or Disorder
2. Can be associated with Language-Learning Disability, Mental Retardation, Environmental Factors, and/or Pragmatic Language Disorder


Treatment Options or Methods
1. Group and/or Individual Therapy
2. Individualized treatment plans to target goals
3. Focus on vocabulary development
4. Expanding mean length of utterance
5. Expanding use of complex language to express thoughts

Symptoms of the Disorder
1. Slow or Delayed Language Onset
2. Limited Amount of Language Output
3. Problematic Syntactic Skills
4. Problematic Pragmatic Skills
5. Problematic Use of Grammactic Morphemes (ex. include: comparatives and superlatives (e.g. small, smaller, smallest), difficulty using tenses, overgeneralizations of plurals (e.g. womans/women).

Diagnosis
1. A Formal and Informal Language Evaluation will be completed
2. Parent Report

To obtain more information on Speech and Language Therapy, we recommend visiting the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), of which we are a member.

Please call 603-893-8550 for free answers to your questions.

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