Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder (MRELD)
My 3 year old daughter, Cara, was recently diagnosed with a sever case of developmental Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder (MRELD). They have started her in an Early Childhood Special Education program. She goes 1/2 days, 4 days a week and works with a Speech Therapist 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes.
Cara's problem isn't with Speech or Articulation. She has a difficult time understanding the concepts of language. I've been told that when people talk to her it's as if they are speaking a foreign language. She is very intelligent and has managed to teach herself colors, numbers, shapes and a few letters. A few examples of day to day "complications".. Cara can respond to her name when she is spoken to, but if you ask her what her name is she can't or doesn't know how to answer you. She can point to an object and tell you what color it is but if you turn it around and ask her what color it is, she doesn't know how to respond.
We recently contacted Western Michigan University's Speech Pathology Clinic with hopes that we can get her some extra, much needed assistance.
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about MRELD or the best way to go about teaching her. I've been trying to find information but it appears as though there isn't all that much info on it out there.