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.
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