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Doctor insights on: Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder

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Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

No.: It is not a mental illness but a developmental disorder. When a child grows with this disorder and not discovered early, they may have some behavioral problems which can be considered a mental illness. ...Read more

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How to treat a person with moderate to severe receptive and expressive language disorder?

How to treat a person with moderate to severe receptive and expressive language disorder?

At what age? What : are the person's non-verbal abilities? What is the genetic or other medical cause of the person's Neurodevelopmental Disorder? Remediation is more successful in children, especially if begun in infancy or < age 2; circumvention, in older children & adults. Give verbal information at the person's language level, promote his verbal expression & find alternate methods of communication for him. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Yes: Expressive language problems are usually due to brain synthesis of intended output. Dysgraphia is more peripheral & refers to problems writing. One could have verbal expressive problems & no dysgraphia. Or dysgraphia & no expressive problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

They're related: In expressive aphasias, the individual knows what he/she wants to say but has difficulty communicating it to others. The form of communication can be spoken words or written words. Dysgraphia is an impairment in the ability to write and therefore can contribute to expressive aphasia. Further reading: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dysgraphia/dysgraphia.htm ...Read more

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Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Daughter  age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed.Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive.Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal.Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read more

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