Children who have a lower-than-normal proficiency in vocabulary, the production of complex sentences, and recall of words may be found to have a developmental expressive language disorder, also called Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder.
If your child has been diagnosed with a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, he or she may also be diagnosed with this condition.
Symptoms of Developmental Language Disorder
- Below-average vocabulary skills
- Improper use of tenses (past, present, future)
- Problems in the production of complex sentences
- Problems in recalling words
- What is the treatment?
If your child is diagnosed with this disorder, language, and speech therapy can help increase the number of phrases a child can use.