Language Development in Children

Your child is born with a natural ability to develop language skills. These skills are developed and supported through their interaction with their world and the people in it. Language development can be separated broadly into receptive language (understanding) and expressive language (talking) but there are many overlaps within these skills.  Children will generally develop their understanding before their expression and you may notice periods of rapid growth and change. Receptive Language (understanding) refers to your child’s ability to understand concepts (e.g. big, smooth), follow directions (e.g. put the red pencil in the case behind my desk), understand questions  (e.g. why is ... read more