Expressive language is the way we put words together into phrases and sentences to express meaning. It includes aspects such as word order, use of small function words (e.g. of, are) and word endings (e.g. signal plurals and different verb tenses).
Expressive language development follows a recognised sequence. If a child’s expressive language development is at a slower rate than their peers, they have an expressive language delay. If they are not following this progression, their expressive language is considered to be disordered.
Your child may:
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please do speak to your GP or health visitor for advice.
Online workshops for early language development
Our team run online workshops on early language development. They are designed for parents and carers and those working within early years settings. We have three training sessions available on different topics to equip you with everyday strategies to support your child, aged up to five. Please visit our Speech and Language Therapy service page for more information and to register.
You can find additional support online by visiting: