Receptive Language Skills

It is the ability to understand and comprehend verbal and nonverbal language. Research shows that a child is exposed to sounds in a mother’s womb. At birth they continue to be immersed in a language rich environment and begin to learn from their environmental cues, gestures, intonation and rhythm in verbal communication, facial expressions and progress towards contextually based linguistic information presented in a verbal and/or written context.

Language comprehension is a precursor to spoken (expressive) language.  A child  demonstrating difficulty in understanding language presents with a receptive language problem. The problem may exist in isolation and/or coexist with an expressive language problem.

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