Risk Alert Receptive Language

Video Summary

Dr. Deborah Fein explains that presence of receptive language can be difficult to test, but there are ways to make requests of children that, if they respond, might be ways of learning about what words and/or concepts these children understand.

"It's much easier to quantify what the child knows how to say than what the child really understands. If the child labels colors correctly, you know (they) know (their) colors. But how do you know for sure what a child is really understanding? "
— Deborah Fein PhD

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