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Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Symptoms

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder?

The symptomatic manifestations of mixed receptive expressive language disorder will usually vary according to the area of brain affected and the degree of the injury. The symptoms may vary from mild to severe cases of any of the following characteristics:

  • Impaired language comprehension
  • Below average vocabulary skills
  • Problem with language expression
  • Speech consisting of many articulation errors
  • Difficulty in producing complex sentences
  • Impaired verbal expression such as sign language or speaking ability
  • Difficulty in recalling early visual and auditory memory
  • Improper use of tenses when communicating such as past, present and future.
  • Inability of using and producing sounds appropriately
  • Substitution and omission of one sound for another
  • Difficulty recalling words
  • Inability to speak clearly
  • May not speak at all
  • Shows problems with socialization
  • Difficulty in following directions
  • Inability to follow directions, but shows comprehension on carrying out a routine and repetitive directions
  • Difficulty in responding when being communicated to by others
  • Exhibits echolalia or repetition of words and phrases
  • Repeats back the question being asked and then respond to it
  • Exhibits jargon or unintelligible speech
  • Uses memorized sentences and phrases
  • Learning problems
  • Academic difficulties

Majority of the symptoms of mixed receptive expressive language disorder are quite similar to the condition of expressive language disorder. The main difficulty with mixed receptive expressive language disorder is on spoken communication. The person or child with this type of communication disorder has difficulty in constructing coherent sentences. They are unable to communicate and express their thoughts, desires or needs through the use of language in the same complexity level as their peers. They also have limited vocabulary.

The receptive language problem lies in the inability of the child to understand what is being told to them. The comprehension deficit they have results in inappropriate responses and the failure to follow directions. The pathological condition with mixed receptive expressive language disorder makes other people believe the child is stubborn or obnoxious, which is not the actual case. Their communication disorder in receptive (comprehension) and expressive aspects of language makes it difficult for the child to response appropriately.

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