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NMTA Reading: Language Development - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons explore the development of language skills in children, with lessons on theories of language development, pragmatics and causes of speech delays. Our short videos will help you answer NMTA Read exam questions on topics including:
- The nativist perspective
- Linguistics and language development in children
- Stages of language development
- Impact of culture and environment on language development
- Acquisition of pragmatic knowledge in children
- Dialectal differences and English language use
- Speech delays
- Speech and communication disorders
These lessons have been developed and are taught by our expert instructors who understand the requirements of exam success. Written transcripts of each lesson have key terms and topics highlighted to give you an idea of important concepts. Worksheets and quizzes let you test your knowledge before moving ahead to the next lesson. If you still have questions, you can use our ask-an-expert feature to get additional help.
NMTA Reading: Language Development Chapter Objectives
In New Mexico, passing the NMTA Reading exam is a condition for obtaining some types of teaching licenses. It also is required to add a reading endorsement to a license. The exam is divided into four subareas; questions on language development are in the subarea on Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development, which accounts for 26% of the exam's total content.
Every video lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that lets you assess your knowledge. Like the NMTA exam, the quizzes consist of multiple-choice questions so you'll get an opportunity to see what questions will look like on the exam. If you miss a quiz question, we'll point you back to the spot in the video where you can review that topic for better understanding.
1. What Is Language?
Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.
2. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development
In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.
3. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages
Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.
4. Linguistics: Language Development in Children
How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.
5. Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types
The development of language skills in young children is a multi-step process that is both fascinating and complex. Learn how language skills are formed, important milestones for language development and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
6. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers
Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.
7. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language
How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.
8. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development
Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.
9. What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples
You use pragmatics on an everyday basis, but do you know how? Watch this video lesson to not only learn the meaning of pragmatics but also how you use it every day.
10. How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge
In this lesson, we will examine how children learn pragmatic knowledge. First, we will define pragmatics and then we will break down the stages of development.
11. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
12. Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples
Did you know that over 7 percent of children in the United States have some type of speech delay? In this lesson, you'll learn more about the different types of speech delays from examples.
13. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders
In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.
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