What is MERLD?

MERLD is an acronym for Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder
. This means that a person has both expressive disorder AND receptive disorder. Children with this disorder are often late talkers. Adults with this disorder often have difficulty in social situations and post-graduate study, for example.


Expressive disorder: inability to express their thoughts to others in varying degrees

Receptive disorder: unable to understand part or all the message they receive from others

Combine both and you have someone who is a
very visual, literal, hands-on learner needing accommodations to be a successful student. It is a communication processing disorder. It is not a determination of intelligence. Most people with MERLD are average to above average intelligence.

Here are links to teach you more about MERLD:

The MERLD World Survival Kit Facebook Public Page

The MERLD World Survival Kit