Expressive language delays in children can manifest in the form of a limited vocabulary, or difficulties with applying grammatical rules to combine words into phrases, sentences and running sentences for a variety of communicative purposes. Weak expressive language skills can cause a child to have difficulty with answering 'who', 'what', 'where', 'when' and 'why' questions, describing an item or event, explaining a procedure, telling a personal story, retelling a story, having a conversation, or being able to express him or herself an organized and coherent manner. A child or individual who is struggling with expressive language can also be expected to have difficulty with written language and meeting the academic expectations.
A Speech-Language Pathologist can pin point the nature of a child's expressive language difficulties through the process of an assessment. When expressive language difficulties are clearly identified, the Speech Therapist will be able to develop a treatment plan that will help target expressive language skills that are appropriate to the age and needs of the client. To facilitate progress in therapy, recommendations to assist with expressive language development within the home and school setting will be provided by the treating Speech Language Pathologist.
Contacting a speech language pathologist is recommended when a parent or teacher has concerns regarding a child's ability to express themselves relative to other children their age.
Nexus Therapy offers in home speech-language assessment and therapy services for children and people of all ages with receptive language difficulties in the following locations: Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond and Coquitlam.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at: 604 210 6622
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