Expressive Language Disorders
Expressive Language Disorders & eLuma
What are Expressive Language Disorders?
Students with expressive language disorders have difficulty using language. They may present with difficulties such as:
Naming pictures or objects
Using appropriate gestures
Formulating grammatically-correct sentences
Using the correct word form or word ending
Altering their communication based on the situation and the listener
Initiating and maintaining conversation
Using the correct pronouns
Phonology: The sound system and rules related to sound combinations of language.
Morphology: The aspect of language related to the structure of the meaningful units of words.
Syntax: The order and combination of words in sentences.
Semantics: The meaning of words and word combinations in sentences.
Pragmatics: The system of language related to its use in functional and social communication.
Treating Expressive Language Disorders
- American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Language in Brief. https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/Spoken-Language-Disorders/Language-In–Brief/
- American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Preschool Language Disorders. https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Preschool-Language-Disorders/
- Stanford Children’s Health. Language Disorders in Children. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=language-disorders-in-children-160-238
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