Receptive Language Disorder

Receptive Language Disorder

Receptive language refers to the skills involved in understanding language. Difficulties in receptive language may be present in the ability to attend, process, comprehend, retain or integrate spoken language.

Early signs and symptoms

– Inability to follow directions
– Echolalia (repeating back words or phrases either immediately or at a later time.)
– Inappropriate, off-target responses to WH questions
– Repeating back a question first and then responding to it
– Difficulty responding appropriately to:

– WH questions
– Yes/No questions
– Either/Or questions
– Not attending to spoken language
– Jargon (sounds like unintelligible speech)
– Using memorized phrases and sentences
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