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Rogers Bridge » Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
One of the main reasons families seek speech therapy is because their child is unable to communicate.
Lack of communication causes frustration for the parents and for the child. Parents want to hear their child say their first words like "mama" or "dada", to tell them when they are hurt, or talk about an exciting event that happened to them.
Without the ability to communicate, children struggle to express their needs and ideas. This struggle results in increased frustration in the form of tantrums, lack of interest, or using physical means to communicate.
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"At 6, 12, and 18 months, I honestly wasn't sure if she would ever talk. Hearing her express her ideas, have conversations, and sing (!) now at 3.5 regularly brings tears to my eyes." — Gina D. (full review lower)
At Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy,
we believe that all children
can learn to communicate effectively.
We will work with your child and family to determine
warm and effective strategies which,
incorporated into your daily life, will serve to improve receptive and expressive language skills.
"Jessie is such a loving and caring therapist. Her passion for helping her patients and families show every visit. She is open to what works for each patient while being effective and productive. She is responsive and able to adapt to her patient's moods. Speech therapy has never been my son's favorite, and he has been to known to be a bit difficult, but it never slowed Jessie down. She was always so loving and made the sessions fun for him. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great therapist." – Belinda
What are Receptive & Expressive Language Delays?
Receptive language (the ability to understand) and Expressive language (the ability to express thoughts) are fundamental to the communication process. When a breakdown occurs in one or both areas, it results in a communication disorder. These delays vary in severity, can be caused by a variety of factors, and can occur across all ages. There are many signs that a child may struggle with their receptive and/or expressive language skills. Below we have included the common signs of a communication disorder in toddlers and children.
"Jessie was my sons therapist for well over two years and she is incredible! You can’t go wrong choosing her as your SLP or her other therapist because she hires SLPs with an extraordinary amount of talent and professionalism. My daughter was also lucky enough to have worked with Melissa and she was wonderful. She was engaging, intelligent, funny, easy to work with, and extremely professional. I highly recommend Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy." – Holly W
Not responding to name
Limited or no eye contact
Unable to interact with another person during play
Unable to follow directions
Minimal babbling or vocalizations
Not producing words by 12 months old
Not using 2-word combinations by 18 months
Unable to follow multistep directions
Unable to answer questions or answers questions incorrectly
Unable to remember things
Not interested in communicating with others
Limited or below average vocabulary
Using incorrect word order in sentences
Incorrect word tenses
Does your child demonstrate any of these signs?
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Gina D's Full Review
"My 8 month-old daughter was struggling to feed (bottle/solids) and was only forming vowel sounds (aah), no consonants (i.e. mama). Jessie began working with her immediately on muscle tone and coordination. Her bottle feeding, eating, and speech have improved so significantly over the past three years, it is nothing short of miraculous. Our daughter eats independently now and is saying full sentences. At 6, 12, and 18 months, I honestly wasn't sure if she would ever talk. Hearing her express her ideas, have conversations, and sing (!) now at 3.5 regularly brings tears to my eyes. Jessie is an amazing speech therapist. She brings the ideal balance of patience, strategy, intentionality, and play to every session with our daughter and we could not be more delighted with her approach. Through our diagnosis journey in discovering our daughter's super rare genetic disorder, she has been a supportive, consistent advocate for our daughter's progress. She is a trusted member of our daughter's special needs team, and we are beyond grateful for her role in our daughter's life!" – Gina D.