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Sensory, Perceptual & Language Development in Children and Adolescents Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. During an experiment, you see a picture of a car flash on the left side of the screen, then the same car flashes on the right side of the screen. These images create the illusion that the car is moving. This is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 3 3. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 4 4. Kayla has developed the ability to focus on one stimulus when presented with many stimuli. What type of attention does Kayla have?

Question 5 5. The phi phenomenon is best defined as:

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Question 6 6. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 7 7. Every time young Haley says the word 'teddy,' she is given her favorite stuffed bear, which reinforces her understanding and continued use of the word for getting the toy. According to behaviorist theory, this is an example of:

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 9 9. All of the following statements about sensory deprivation are true, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. How do children learn syntax?

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Question 11 11. Perceptual grouping is best defined as _____.

Question 12 12.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is TRUE of focused attention?

Question 15 15. Attention is best defined as:

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Question 16 16. How is sensory deprivation defined?

Question 17 17. Ryan is able to shift attention back and forth between different tasks. He has _____ attention.

Question 18 18. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements would be in agreement with the Gestalt theory?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following could be a cause of sensory deprivation?

Question 22 22. In comparing sensory deprivation during child development with a plant that does not receive enough sunlight, a leaf that's small and yellow would be the analogy of _____ in a child.

Question 23 23. Which one of the following statements is TRUE about sensory deprivation?

Question 24 24. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of divided attention?

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Question 26 26. Gestalt means _____.

Question 27 27. Leo is in the two-word period of linguistic development. He's able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What likely age is Leo?

Question 28 28. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 29 29. When baby Terrell says 'wa-wa-wa' and points to a cup, his mother responds with 'you want water,' and reinforces his learning by giving him a drink of water. This is an example of the _____ perspective of language development.

Question 30 30. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Sensory, Perceptual & Language Development in Children and Adolescents Chapter Exam Instructions

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