Receptive identification allows people to respond to the language of others and to ascertain meaning from the language spoken around us. Receptive language, or listener responding, skills are the building blocks of language development. Some children learn receptive language skills on their own while others benefit from breaking down the skills into manageable groups. When a child struggles with receptive language, it is important for parents and teachers to take a proactive approach. Many children who struggle with listener responding skills will eventually develop them on their own, but for those that do not are at risk of falling behind academically and socially. A structured, nurturing, motivating, fun, one-on-one environment is the best way to help a learner acquire receptive language skills.