Expressive Language

Definition

Expressive language is the ability to communicate with others using language (through words, signs, actions, pictures, writing).

Therapy for expressive language difficulties helps children and adolescents better express wants and needs as well as the use of vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Expressive language therapy includes:

• Developing first words with late talkers 

• Helping a child move from single words to full sentences 

• Developing the use of correct sentence structure and specific aspects of grammar in every day communication 

• Supporting the use of specific vocabulary and language