Using language effectively and efficiently provides children with power in their world. If a child’s expressive language is delayed or disordered it may cause their messages to be lost. Interacting with the ability to express wants and needs shapes their experiences in a positive way. Expressive language may look like spoken words, gestures, sign language, pictures or symbols and is used for many different purposes during shared experiences everyday. Requesting, refusing, labeling, describing, commenting, social routines, asking and answering questions, and sharing experiences/feelings are all skills needed to participate in conversations and interactions.