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Ch 6: OAE Early Childhood Education: Language Development

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Review information on how young children develop language skills and how teachers can help them with their speech. These video lessons and quizzes offer preparation for the OAE Early Childhood Education exam.

OAE Early Childhood Education: Language Development - Chapter Summary

Let us aid you in brushing up on your knowledge of language development in young children. Learn more about different types of speech disorders and discover how children learn a second language as you study for the OAE Early Childhood Education exam. Our lessons and quizzes examine the following topics to help you answer these types of test questions:

  • Defining language
  • Understanding how children acquire language, including stages of language development
  • Identifying types of speech delays in young children
  • Examining the types of language skills and how children develop them
  • Looking at the impact of culture and the environment on language development
  • Defining phonemes and phonological development in children
  • Naming characteristics of speech sound errors
  • Analyzing facts about bilingual and multicultural education

Our instructors make these short lessons informative and entertaining, offering a chance for a solid review of topics you studied in college and maybe introducing some new concepts. You can study online as your schedule permits, and you can even watch our lessons on a mobile device.

Objectives of the OAE Early Childhood Education: Language Development Chapter

Ohio educators seeking certification to teach children from pre-kindergarten through third grade must pass the OAE Early Childhood Education exam. The topics highlighted in this Language Development chapter are reflected in the exam's section on language and literacy development, which makes up 29% of the test's total score.

The OAE exam is a computer-based, multiple-choice assessment. You can practice answering questions in this format through the short quizzes that accompany each of our video lessons. These quizzes also let you gauge your knowledge and get a feel for what topics might require additional review before exam day.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: OAE Early Childhood Education: Language Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Language?

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.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

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.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

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.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

4. 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.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

5. 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.

Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

6. 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.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

7. 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.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

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.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

9. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

10. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

11. 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.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

12. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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