Verbal and Written Language

We live in an extremely literate society. Written language is used to express ideas, make commands, ask questions, give information, and interact with others. The basis for written language is to first understand and correctly use spoken language.

Characteristics of an adult with weak verbal expression may include one or more of the following:

  • May be considered “shy”
  • Rarely contributes to verbal discussions at work or around non-family members
  • Tends to respond with short answers
  • Has trouble retelling stories
  • Only expresses a few ideas rather than telling a complete story