Expressive Language Disorder
Expressive language disorder is difficulty using words to communicate needs and ideas. Children who have this disorder may leave words out of sentences, mix up word tense, and repeat phrases or parts of sentences. It can lead to problems in social settings and at school.
Wiki Number: W080
Diagnosis: Expressive Language Disorder
Sex Ratio: B+;G
Brain Area: Inadequate procedural memories in basal-ganglia circuits in the frontal lobe; Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas, also
Symptoms: lower than normal spoken language expression, but normal language understanding: vocabulary, complex sentences etc.
Causes: “acquired expressive language disorder” – brain damage, by stroke, injury or seizures; FOXP2-gene=speech impairments
Medications: None listed. The Wikipedia article includes a section describing areas of the brain which may affect this disorder.
Therapies: speech therapy
Youtube Video: Receptive and Expressive Language
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Support Group: asha.org (American Speech and Hearing Association; They may refer therapists, but may or may not offer support groups.)
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- The Effect of Combined Intervention on Improvement of Early Lexical Development in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderby Salman Abdi on November 29, 2023
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the combination of intervention based contemporary behaviorism, schemas, sociocultural, and event representation approaches improved receptive and expressive vocabulary in minimally verbal children with ASD.
- Oral language interventions can improve language outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysisby Enrica Donolato on November 29, 2023
BACKGROUND: Young people who fail to develop language as expected face significant challenges in all aspects of life. Unfortunately, language disorders are common, either as a distinct condition (e.g., Developmental Language Disorder) or as a part of another neurodevelopmental condition (e.g., autism). Finding ways to attenuate language problems through intervention has the potential to yield great benefits not only for the individual but also for society as a whole.
- Occupational Therapy Interventions in Patients with Frontotemporal Dementia: A Systematic Reviewby Pinelopi Vlotinou on November 21, 2023
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive impairments in behavior, executive function, and language, primarily affecting individuals under the age of 65. This disorder is associated with expressive and receptive anomia, word comprehension deficits, and behavioral symptoms such as apathy, loss of empathy, and disinhibition, all of which closely correlate with functional impairment in daily activities. Despite substantial efforts, research on...
- Clinical dimensions along the non-fluent variant primary progressive aphasia spectrumby Ignacio Illán-Gala on November 21, 2023
It is debated whether primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS) and progressive agrammatic aphasia (PAA) belong to the same clinical spectrum traditionally termed nonfluent/agrammatic variant primary progressive aphasia (nfvPPA) or exist as two completely distinct syndromic entities with specific pathologic/prognostic correlates. We analyzed speech, language, and disease severity features in a comprehensive cohort of patients with progressive motor speech impairment and/or agrammatism to...