Language that a person
produces, typically in written or spoken form. Expressive language difficulty
means that the person has delay and/or difficulty in producing language. The
person's spoken language will be sparse in vocabulary and/or grammatically and
syntactically incorrect. The person is likely to have difficulty in putting
thoughts into words, and in using language appropriately in different settings.
Difficulty with expressive language is common on the autism spectrum, and is
often accompanied by receptive language difficulty.