The Analysis of Characteristics of Children with Expressive Language Disorder


  • Ira Febrianti
  • Vena Rijkia Eka Marsela
  • Lusiana Suciati Dewi


characteristics, children with expressive language disorder, expressive language disorder, language disorder, receptive language disorder


Language disorder in children occurs when they struggle to communicate, to speak or learn a language. There are two different types of language disorders, expressive language disorder, and receptive language disorder. Expressive and receptive language disorders have similar symptoms such as having difficulties communicating or understanding a language or what is said to them. Most of children have both expressive and receptive languagr disorders sat the same time. Children with expressive language disorder have difficulties to express or describe something. Children with expressive language disorder usually mumble and they struggle to combine some words or sentence or even to say it. When other children can pronounce certain words, but children with expressive language disorder can’t. The researchers used a videobased observation. The aim is to find out or discover the characteristics of children under 5 years old with expressive language disorder. This study took 3 children from 3 videos as a sample. 1 of them has mixed expressive and rexeptive language disorder, and 2 of them have expressive language disorder. The child with mixed expressive and receptive language disorder has problems understanding what is said to them such as simple questions or instructions. 2 out of 3 children with expressive language disorder have problems speaking, they mumble, and they don’t seem to pay attention when they are being spoken to.