Expressive & Receptive Dysphasia

Treating Expressive and Receptive Dysphasia in Sydney

What is Expressive and Receptive Language Disorder?

Expressive Language disorder is characterised by a limited vocabulary, difficulty constructing complex sentences, and trouble remembering words. A child with this disorder may struggle to express themselves through their own use of language. For example, they may understand and enjoy listening to stories, but have difficulty explaining what had happened in their own words.

Our expressive language includes the ability to:

• Ask questions

• Name objects

• Form complex sentences

• Remember songs and rhymes accurately

• Maintain a topic in conversation

If your child does not have difficulty with these skills, and has trouble understanding language, they may have Receptive Language Disorder. Children rely on receptive language skills to participate in everyday activities, such as: following instructions in class, learning new games in the playground, and understanding stories. Receptive Language Disorder is when a person has difficulty with processing and understanding language.

Where can I get more information?

To see our page on Receptive Language Disorder click here.

To see our page on Expressive Language Disorder click here.

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