Language Disorders

What are Language Disorders?

Language disorders are a type of communication disorder where there is trouble with using and understanding spoken language. These disorders impact how people use and process language. The three kinds of language disorders are:

  • Expressive language disorder: When someone has trouble getting their message across when they talk, struggling to put words together into sentences that make sense.
  • Receptive language disorder: When someone struggles to get the meaning of what others are saying, often responding in ways that do not make sense.
  • Mixed receptive-expressive language issues: When someone struggles with both using and understanding language.