Intervention for mixed receptive-expressive language impairment: a review

James Boyle, Elspeth McCartney, A. O'Hare, James Law

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Children with receptive-expressive language impairment (RELI), also referred to as 'receptive language disorder' or 'mixed receptive-expressive disorder',2 form a subset of those with speech, language, and communication needs who commonly have problems understanding both spoken and written language; they have particular difficulties in comprehending vocabulary and grammar and inferring meaning. They will have problems with expressive language and some will also have difficulties in pragmatics, i.e. the use of language in social contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-999
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Issue number11
Early online date31 Aug 2010
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


  • speech therapy
  • language therapy

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