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Receptive and Expressive Language Delay

Therapy Goals

  • Develop your vocabulary. Use words with a range of meanings, comparisons, and associations as well as categorizations to expand the meanings of your text.

  • Add in synonyms by looking for words with similar meaning, attributes by considering the commonalities, and functions by noting any differences.

  • Analogies are a powerful writing technique for developing word relationships.

  • Get creative with the order and words in your sentences and see what it could result in.

  • Examples of these are ‘how much, ‘how many, ‘when’ and ‘where’.

  • Talk about cause and effect.

  • What are the relevant points in this text? Who are the key players? And what is the main problem?

  • Consider adding more tense markers to avoid confusion, use pronouns and plurals rather than repeating the same words again and again, include articles to break up longer sentences into smaller ones, use negatives to be explicit about what you don’t want instead of using “not”, and finally, use questions for more suspenseful writing.



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Receptive and Expressive Language Delay are very treatable. Therapy normally involves developing an honest relationships with your speech therapist followed by an in depth analysis and assessment of social skills. In addition to interaction with the speech therapist, assistance and input from caregivers, friends and family is imperative. After your speech therapist completes your evaluation, treatment involves identifying strengths to build on or weaknesses that we can alter with the use of strategies, practicing in social situations and sometimes during group therapy sessions.

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