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Teaching Young Children with Language Delays & Disorders - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in learning more about the basics of teaching young children with language delays and disorders, this chapter can help! Lessons ensure you have a good grasp of types of language and communication disorders, influences on language development, speech therapy activities and more. Included in this chapter are the following topics:
- Pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of development
- Nativist perspective and the language acquisition device (LAD)
- Impact of environment and culture on language development
- Differences between acquired and developmental language disorders
- Communication and speech disorders
- How to teach students with phonological processing disorders
- Speech therapy activities for early intervention and preschool
- Strategies for teaching students with expressive language disorders
- Interventions for language-based learning disabilities
- Nonverbal students and assistive technology
Access one, multiple or all lessons and resources in this chapter whenever convenient for your schedule and lesson-planning needs. View them in the classroom, at home or anywhere you can secure an Internet connection.
How It Helps
- Increases awareness: This chapter ensures you understand the various types of language and communication disorders with help from clear descriptions and examples.
- Provides methods and strategies: Lessons include strategies you can use to assist and educate students who struggle with language delays and disorders.
- Increases student engagement: Games and activities included in this chapter enable you to keep students engaged while helping them improve their language and communication skills.
Reviewing the lessons and resources ensures you're prepared to:
- Identify and describe the stages of language development
- Describe the nativist perspective and Noam Chomsky's LAD
- Explain how culture and environment impact language development
- Differentiate between acquired and developmental language disorders
- List the seven levels of articulation therapy
- Accommodate phonological processing disorder in the classroom
- Incorporate speech therapy games and activities in your lessons
- Utilize teaching strategies for students with expressive language disorders
- Intervene with students displaying signs of expressive or receptive language-based learning disabilities
- Use assistive technology when working with nonverbal students
1. 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.
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. 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.
4. Acquired vs. Developmental Language Disorders
Language is a huge part of human communication and interaction. In this lesson, we'll talk about two major types of language disorders: developmental and acquired language disorders. We'll talk about the difference and how they impact language ability.
5. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors
In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.
6. Teaching Students with Phonological Processing Disorders
Phonological processing disorder occurs when a person has difficulty processing certain sounds. This lesson reviews phonological processing disorder, what to expect and how to accommodate it in the classroom.
7. Early Intervention Speech Therapy Activities
Keeping kids entertained and engaged is the key to effective speech therapy. Let's look at some ideas for planning early intervention speech therapy sessions for infants to three-year-olds.
8. Speech Therapy Activities & Games for Preschool
Toddler years are a critical period when it comes to speech and language. Let's look at some fun games and activities you can use to help young children keep their language skills in shape.
9. Teaching Strategies for Students with Expressive Language Disorders
Expressive language disorder occurs when a person is unable to express him or herself using spoken language. Students with this disorder have special needs. When you are able to meet their needs, the learning environment is enriched for everyone.
10. Language-Based Learning Disability Interventions
Interventions can be used to assist learners with language-based learning disabilities. This lesson focuses on the differences in expressive and receptive language-based learning disabilities. It discusses the best ways to intervene for each type specifically.
11. Assistive Technology for Nonverbal Students
Students who are functionally nonverbal bring some challenges, yet many rewards, to the general education classroom. This lesson will explore some important terms and offer strategies to assist you as you prepare for a nonverbal student with assistive technology.
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- Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
- Planning Instruction for Early Childhood Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education Learning Environments
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- Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Teaching Young Children with Sensory Disorders
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- The Early Childhood Special Education Professional
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