Entries by Katie Hesch

7 Activities to Develop Receptive Language

Are you concerned with your child’s receptive language development? Does your child have a receptive language disorder or delay? Receptive language deficits may manifest themselves in difficulty following directions, engaging in conversation, and/or answering questions. Utilize the activities listed below at home to help improve your child’s receptive language. 7 Activities to Improve Receptive Language: […]

Expressive Language Delay: Milestones, Red Flags, and How to Help

As a parent, you may wonder, “Is my child talking enough?” or “Is my child’s language age-appropriate?” While it is common for parents and caregivers to compare their child’s performance to that of their siblings or peers, it is important to remember that there are many factors determining your child’s speech and language development. Each […]

A Guide to Expressive Language

What is expressive language? Are you concerned that your child is not verbally communicating effectively? If so, your child may be having difficulty with expressive language.  You might be able to guess that expressive language is the language that we verbally produce (sounds, words, sentences, etc.); however, it also includes the components of phonology, morphology, syntax, […]

A Guide to Receptive Language Delay

Receptive language is the ability to understand verbal (spoken) and nonverbal (written, gestural) language. Receptive language includes skills such as following directions, understanding gestures, identifying vocabulary and basic concepts, and answering questions. Are you wondering if your child’s receptive language skills are developmentally appropriate? Read on for a guide to receptive language delays. Refer to […]

Receptive Language Delay: 5 Red Flags

Receptive language delay is the inability to understand verbal (spoken) and nonverbal (written, gestural) language. Receptive language includes skills such as following directions, answering questions, responding to gestures, participating in conversation, and identifying age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts. A receptive language delay occurs when a child is achieving developmental milestones in the expected sequence, but is meeting them at […]