Receptive language is the understanding of language that is heard and read by your child.
How do I know if my child is experiencing difficulties in this area?
Difficulty following simple directions
May understand stories that are read to them, but won't be able to provide a simple explanation
A limited vocabulary compared to their peers
Difficulty learning new words
Says "um" often when talking and uses certain words and phrases over and over again
Not very talkative and has fewer conversational skills than peers
Confuses verb tense and leaves out keywords
Is easily frustrated by the inability to communicate an idea or thought
Sentences don't make a lot of sense