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Ch 1: Oral Language Development in Early Childhood

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This chapter looks at several facets of oral language development in early childhood. You'll find lessons on different stages of student growth in the area as well as forms and characteristics of oral language skills and difficulties.

Oral Language Development in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

This chapter is all about the way children learn and acquire oral language fluency. It fleshes out a large number of language learning considerations as well as what can effect this aspect of a child's development. You'll learn about topics such as preverbal communication, speech delays, and all of the following:

  • What drives language development in children
  • Pre-linguistic and symbolic language
  • Langauge acquisition in infants and toddlers
  • Sonic errors in speech
  • Environmental and cultural impacts on language development
  • The significance of oral language to reading skills

With each lesson containing both a video and transcript of the content, you'll be able to pick-and-choose the manner in which you learn as you go along. Using the practice quizzes at the end of each lesson, you can stay on top of your understanding topic-by-topic, while the practice final exam at the end of the chapter allows for a more overall evaluation of your knowledge.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Oral Language Development in Early Childhood
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.

What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

2. What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

How do non-speaking infants become vocal toddlers? Is learning language a natural event, or are we taught how to speak from those around us? Read on to discover theories on how we develop language and learn to communicate.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. 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.

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.

Preverbal Communication: Definition & Explanation

5. Preverbal Communication: Definition & Explanation

Preverbal communication is an incredibly important mode of interaction that infants use to navigate the world. This lesson will provide you with the definition and examples of the various forms of preverbal communication.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

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.

Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

7. 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.

Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

8. 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.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

9. 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.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

10. 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.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

11. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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