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1 Language Development Preschool Age Children

2 Receptive Language The ability to understand language. (Can be non-verbal)

3 Productive Language Able to actually speak and use words meaningfully.

4 Definitions: Speech = Communication through words Linguistics = Study of how people learn to speak

5 7 Stages for Learning to Speak:

6 1. Undifferentiated Crying: 0-1 month old Cries to get everything it needs: –food, sleep, diaper changed, etc.

7 2. Differentiated Crying: 2 months old Cries are different for each thing child wants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= gPXsoZ_F0SA

8 3. Cooing Begins at 3 months Elongated vowels sounds –A, E, I, O, U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= IQoD1bCl9OA&feature=related

9 4. Babbling 6 months Putting together consonants and vowels to make simple words –Ma, Ma http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= bPGekZreJLc&feature=related

10 5. First Word: 1 year old http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= uaurzbTgm3k

11 6. Two word sentences: 2 years old Noun and verb sentences –Me eat –Go car

12 7. Multi-word sentences: 3 years old Putting together sentences –may or may not make sense –short sentences I draw picture of the sun today.

13 Other Facts about Language A childs first word is said around their first birthday. A 2 yr. old child has a vocabulary of about fifty words. A child can understand many more words than they can actually speak.

14 What Parents Can Do to Help: Development of Language in Children

15 Helpful Hints: A.Expose children to a rich language base-talk B.Praise C.Positive Feedback D.Play-back or restating (say it over and over – repeating) E.Elaborate

16 More Helpful Hints: F.Interactive-reading, ask open ended questions (who, why, when, where, how?) G.Language tour guide Grocery Store Department Store Zoo Toy Store

17 Helpful Hints (cont): H.Take childrens comments seriously listen to them I.Avoid baby talk and babbling J.Correct their speech


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