Understanding of Language

What do we mean by Understanding of Language?

Understanding of language, also referred to as receptive language, is what a child is able to understand when others are talking to them. Children can have difficulties understanding a range of areas of language, including concepts and vocabulary, question words and instructions. When a child experiences difficulties understanding language, it may mean that they struggle to take part appropriately in conversation, they may find it difficult to keep listening and they can struggle to complete tasks and activities without additional support. There are many ways that we can help a child who is struggling to understand. This section includes a range of relevant resources and advice.

Activity sheets for working on different areas of language – question words, concepts, grammar, key word instructions

Online resources available to support with understanding of language