expressive language disorder


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expressive language disorder

Neurology A disorder resulting in ability below that expected in vocabulary, production of complex sentences, and word recall Etiology Idiopathic, brain damage, head trauma, malnutrition

ex·pres·sive lan·guage dis·or·der

(eks-pres'iv lang'gwăj dis-ōr'dĕr)
Any problem related to oral communication; may have physical or emotional causes.

expressive language disorder

Failure of a child to learn how to speak, write, or use sign language properly, despite having normal understanding of language and otherwise normal cognitive functions. The impairment in language use is apparent in the child's abnormal composition of sentences, frequent grammatical errors, limited word choices, and difficulty in learning new vocabulary.
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A parent who has a writing disorder may have a child with an expressive language disorder. For this reason, it seems unlikely that specific learning disorders are inherited directly.
Furthermore, a significant number of children who are identified during the preschool years as language delayed, manifesting both receptive and expressive language disorders, remain below their peers in written language acquisition in the first and second grades (Fey, Catts, & Larrivee, 1995).
Central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) often result in both receptive and expressive language disorders, and children with language impairments exhibit a five times greater chance of developing reading problems (Gillon, 2001).
Receptive and expressive language disorders also can be present in many youth who experience psychotic symptoms.