AbnormalDevelopmental and Cognitive Disorders

Expressive Language Disorder Sariah Age 10

Expressive language disorder occurs when an individual has problems expressing him or herself using spoken language. Expressive language disorder is generally a childhood disorder.

There are two types of expressive language disorder: the developmental type and the acquired type. Developmental expressive language disorder does not have a known cause and generally appears at the time a child is learning to talk. Acquired expressive language disorder is caused by damage to the brain.

It occurs suddenly after events such as stroke or traumatic head injury. The acquired type can occur at any age. Is treatment necessary for children with this disorder?

How prevalent is this disorder in children?

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