Expressive Language Disorder: The Signs, Causes, and How to Treat It – People who are experiencing language disorder have difficulty expressing themselves and understand what others are talking about. This is not related to hearing problems. Language abnormalities, better known as receptive language disorders, expressive are common among young children. This disorder arises in 10-15 percent of children under the age of 3 years. At 4 years of age, language skill is generally more stable and can be viewed more accurately to determine if there is still a drawback.
Children with an expressive language disorder have a hard time expressing themselves through speech, writing or gestures. Some children are too late to reach the point of achieving their language development in the first three years, but they will eventually pursue, and these are children who are referred to as “late Talk”.
Children who continue to have difficulties with verbal expression may be diagnosed with expressive language disorder or other language disorders.
Signs of expressive language disorder.
The following are the most common symptoms of communication disorders. However, each child may experience different symptoms.
- It may not speak at all, or it may have a limited vocabulary for their age.
- Is it difficult to understand simple instructions or unable to name objects.
- Demonstrate problems with socialization..
- Inability to follow the direction, but understanding shows with regular, repetitive direction.
- Echolalia (repeating the words or phrases either directly or at another time.).
- The mismatch response to “WH” question.
- Difficulty responses are appropriate for: yes/no questions, either/or questions, who/what/where questions, when/why/how questions.
- Repeat the first question and then respond to them.
- High activity rate and not attend to spoken language
- Jargon (speech cannot be understood).
- Using “memorized” phrases and sentences.
- Have a problem with words or sentences, both understanding and speaking them.
- Have a problem of learning disorders and academic difficulties.
Causes of expressive language disorder
- Cognitive deficit.
- Lack of Memory.
- Lack of assessing ability.
- Lack of language production capability.
- Pragmatic deficits.
- Difficulty understanding and distinguishing speech sound meanings. The children often have auditory problems, namely difficulty in understanding and distinguishing the meaning of speech sounds. Such conditions cause children to be difficult to assemble phonemes, sound segmentation, distinguishing tones, adjust loudness, and adjust the duration of the sound.
- Difficulty forming concepts and expanding them into semantic units. The understanding of semantic units (words and concepts) indicates the exact knowledge of the word family. Many of the children have difficulty learning who has problems in the formation of concepts and in linking semantic units.
- Difficulty with Classifying words. Children with difficulty learning often have difficulties in grouping words.
- Difficulties in semantic relations. Children with difficulty learning often have difficulty finding and assigning words that have to do with other words.
- Difficulty in understanding the semantic system. Many children are struggling to learn, who have difficulties in reading, understanding, in mathematics, and in reasoning space and time. This difficulty is thought to be related to difficulties in the processing of auditory language. Children struggling to learn often have difficulties in storytelling and their explanations are often not organized properly and correctly.
- Semantic transformation. Children are struggling to learn. Often have difficulty in making the semantic transformation so they have difficulty in using word of meaning, voice (idioms), and figurative (metaphors).
- Semantic implications. Children have difficulty learning often difficulties in understanding the proverb, parable, fairy tales, or myth.
How to treat expressive language disorder?
Here are some ways to overcome the expressive language disorder early.
- Give your child a stimulus.
- Make sure children understand.
- Use one language in advance.
- Frequently talk.
- Giving Time.
- Give an example.
- Learn while playing.
- Use a good speaking tone.
- Add a few words.
- Do other ways to communicate.
- Give the child options..
Give Your child a stimulus.
Children who have an expressive language disorder are likely to be difficult to pronounce the language that he wants to say, for that you should give a stimulus that can stimulate the child to be able to imitate also impersonate the language you speak.
In addition to the daily activities that can be done and also often invites children to talk with a good tone will be able to help him to develop expressive language. So how to overcome language development disorder in children will be easier to do.