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What is expressive language?
Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning and messages to others. Expressive language skills include being able to label objects in the environment, describe actions and events, put words together in sentences, use grammar correctly (e.g. “I had a drink” not “Me drinked”), retell a story, answer questions and write short story.
How can I tell if my child has problems with expressive language (using words and language)?
Difficulty in word-finding
Use 'jargon' (made up words) while communicating
Difficulty retelling a story
Difficulty with writing
Difficulty expressing themselves
Using incorrect grammar and wrong word order
Difficulty being understood by others
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