Are you concerned with your child’s receptive language development? Does your child have a receptive language disorder or delay? Receptive language deficits may manifest themselves in difficulty following directions, engaging in conversation, and/or answering questions. Utilize the activities listed below at home to help improve your child’s receptive language. 7 Activities to Improve Receptive Language: […]
About Katie Hesch
Katie Hesch, MS CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist with experience and love for working with the pediatric population. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science and her Master of Science degree from Indiana State University in Communication Disorders. Katie worked with pediatric clients during her graduate studies at Indiana State University and during her hospital externship with Lakeland Healthcare in Niles and St. Joseph, MI. She also completed a placement in the school setting at the elementary and high school levels. Her experience includes work with autism, language, feeding, articulation, reading, and phonological disorders. Katie is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction and holds a Professional Educator’s License through the state of Illinois. One of her speech pathology loves is language therapy. She enjoys incorporating and targeting language in functional ways through the use of daily routines and family-specific activities.
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As a parent, you may wonder, “Is my child talking enough?” or “Is my child’s language age-appropriate?” While it is common for parents and caregivers to compare their child’s performance to that of their siblings or peers, it is important to remember that there are many factors determining your child’s speech and language development. Each […]
What is expressive language? Are you concerned that your child is not verbally communicating effectively? If so, your child may be having difficulty with expressive language. You might be able to guess that expressive language is the language that we verbally produce (sounds, words, sentences, etc.); however, it also includes the components of phonology, morphology, syntax, […]
Receptive language is the ability to understand verbal (spoken) and nonverbal (written, gestural) language. Receptive language includes skills such as following directions, understanding gestures, identifying vocabulary and basic concepts, and answering questions. Are you wondering if your child’s receptive language skills are developmentally appropriate? Read on for a guide to receptive language delays. Refer to […]
Receptive language delay is the inability to understand verbal (spoken) and nonverbal (written, gestural) language. Receptive language includes skills such as following directions, answering questions, responding to gestures, participating in conversation, and identifying age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts. A receptive language delay occurs when a child is achieving developmental milestones in the expected sequence, but is meeting them at […]