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Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Treatments

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Kinds of Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Treatments are Available?

The mixed receptive expressive language disorder should be immediately treated as soon as it is identified. The key to a better outcome of treatment is early intervention. 5 The treatment should not only include the child alone but must involve the parents, siblings, teacher and anyone who constantly interacts with the child. The treatments for mixed receptive expressive language disorder usually consist of the following:

  • Regularly scheduled one on one treatment focusing with specific language skills, combined with a general approach that involves the care giver of the child and parents. Teaching the child specific communication skill is important to deter the possible occurrence of social isolation, behavioral problems and depression later on in a child’s life.
  • Speech and language therapy with an outlook varying from the cause and severity of the condition. 6
  • Teach reading skills early upon the detection of the disorder since reading problems are often associated with the mixed receptive expressive language disorder that can cause serious long term academic problems.
  • Provide an appropriate school accommodation that will help the person improve their social communication and academic achievements.
  • Psychotherapy can be an effective treatment when the condition occurs with a co-existing behavioral or emotional disorder.

The coordinated efforts of the parents, the care giver, teachers, and the mental health and speech/language therapy professionals can provide better quality of individualized treatment strategies. This may be through special classes and group remediation.

The specific treatments given for communication disorder administered by the child’s special education teacher, physician and mental health professionals will usually depend on the following factors: 7

  • Extent of the disorder
  • The child’s age, medical history and general health condition
  • The type of disorders present
  • Expectations for the course of the disorder
  • The child’s tolerance for specific therapy and medication
  • The parents, the patient or the care giver’s preference

Could You Have Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder?

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