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Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Communication Disorder Causes, Language Impairment Causes, Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Causes, Expressive Language Disorder Causes, Speech And Language Delay Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder?

The cause for the Developmental mixed receptive expressive language disorder remains to be unknown, while researchers are considering biological/genetic causes, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies and the environment as possible causative factors. The receptive language skills of the child usually begin to develop before the age of four and the problem with the understanding of language usually begins at this age.

The cause of the acquired form of mixed receptive expressive language disorder is usually attributed to illnesses and conditions with direct damage to the brain such as traumatic brain injury, seizures, stroke and other medical condition affecting the brain. The manifested symptoms usually depend on the specific area of the brain affected and the degree of severity of brain damage. Anatomical conditions can also contribute as causative factors in the developmental receptive expressive language disorder such as a cleft lip or palate, which is a birth defect characterized by a split from the roof of the mouth or in the lip resulting in difficulty in communication. Mental retardation and other cognitive disorders can also contribute to the communication disorder of a person.

Could You Have Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder?

Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Topics

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