Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders: What’s the Difference?

Every language disorder is one of two major types: expressive and receptive. Simply put, an expressive language disorder refers to difficulty with expressing meaning or messages to others. In contrast, a receptive language disorder refers to difficulty processing and understanding meaning and messages from others. However, it’s possible for children to have a mixed expressive-receptive…

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How Does a Speech Language Pathologist Help Children with Communication Disorders

Communication disorders come in various forms. While some forms disorders develop as a symptom of a psychological disorder affecting the brain, other forms are caused by physiological disorder affecting the oral cavity. In many cases of communication disorders, complications with speech can be dampened or even resolved with the help of a speech language pathologist.…

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Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury…

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What Are the Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a developmental disorder. It is primarily associated with problems with social interactions, not communicating verbally or non-verbally correctly, and behavioral problems. Some of these problems include repetitive behaviors and interests that have a very narrow focus. Autistic children can have varying degrees of symptoms. While the disorder itself cannot be cured, the good…

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