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Receptive speech delay symptoms

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Receptive speech refers to our ability to understand spoken language. This is different from expressive speech which is our ability to speak a language.

My nephew was somewhat speech delayed so they did some testing to see where the problem was. If the problem was with receptive speech he wouldn't be able to understand what adults were saying to him. To test it they asked him to bring them things without pointing at it. He could correctly identify the item and bring it over so they knew he understood what they were saying. His receptive speech was fine, his expressive was the issue.

Kids who have an issue with receptive speech often look confused when you talk to them and can't follow instructions. they may also look like they're not listening. Words almost sound like a foreign language to them at times.

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