Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Research

(Also Known As: Communication Disorder Research, Language Impairment Research, Receptive Expressive Language Disorder Research, Expressive Language Disorder Research, Speech And Language Delay Research)

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Based on a longitudinal study children with language impairment have a higher risk factor for the occurrence of other childhood disorders. An epidemiological study showed that children with a language disorder, such as communication disorder of mixed receptive expressive language disorder, have a higher incidence for behavioral and emotional disorders. Further studies showed that children with language disorders from preschool through elementary demonstrated a link between the developmental language impairment and the occurrence of learning abilities such as dyslexia which a reading disability. Children classified to be dyslexic also have characteristics that show a variety of oral language deficits, especially phonological analysis deficits. The phonological processing deficits come with a central auditory processing disorder specifically in areas involving auditory attention and serial memory. 8


A twin study conducted showed evidence on the role of genetics for the developmental language impairment to occur in families. The study showed a high heritability rate for the measures of phonological analysis. Infants who are born from families with history of developmental language impairment showed longer processing times as compared to infants born from families without any history of developmental language impairment.

Adults who have dyslexia with a family history of impairment in language demonstrated psychoacoustic deficits, slower auditory processing rate, and poorer phonological analysis abilities as compared to adults without the family history of language impairment.

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Related Conditions

Asperger's Syndrome – restricted social interaction, repetitive behavior, non-verbal communication deficit, lacking empathy, clumsiness
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – neurobehavioral developmental disorder, inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, chronic childhood disorder
Learning Disorders – delayed development of functional skills, difficulty in organization of thoughts, academic skill deficits
Selective Mutism – reluctant to speak even with speech ability, anxiety, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome