Reception Language Disorder.
Alberta Education defines the disorder as,
"Receptive language is the comprehension of spoken language. Students with a receptive language disorder have difficulty understanding and processing what is said to them. Receptive language includes understanding figurative language, as well as literal language. Characteristics of a receptive language disorder may include not appearing to listen, difficulty following verbal directions, limited vocabulary, difficulty understanding complex sentences or responding appropriately to questions, parroting words or phrases, and demonstrating lack of interest when storybooks are read to them. Receptive language disorders are a broad category that can range from mild to severe and often overlap with other conditions and/or disabilities."
Mediline plus explains that children with RLD may experience:
- A hard time understanding what other people have said
- Problems following directions that are spoken to them
- Problems organizing their thoughts