Expressive Language Difficulties

Expressive language difficulties can be complicated but you could notice that the CYP has difficulty making full sentences - they may find the word selection hard.  the CYP may also find using the correct word endings with plurals and tenses and could find sequencing their ideas or chronological events.

Diagnosing Expressive language is usually done by a speech and language therapist; speak to the SENCo if you have concerns.

Seems immature with language 

Use excessive gesturing to explain things 

Slow to express themselves 

Omits words like ‘is’ ‘a’ ‘and’ word endings ing, ed and plurals 

Struggle to retell events in sequence 

Word retrieval difficulties

Class discussions and group work difficulties 

Social difficulties