Language development Master Essay

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Language is made up of socially shared rules that include -What words mean , How to make new words , How to put words together, What word combinations are best in what situations. Wheras, Speech is the verbal means of communicating, including Articulation: How speech sounds are made , Voice and Fluency.


Children show more receptive than productive language.
Articulation disorders, Fluency disorders, Resonance or voice disorders Language disorders, Expressive disorders are the common forms of disorders that can be recognized when a child is delayed in the language improvement and these can be cured by the speech training and speech therapy.
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most children with speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
EdwardG.Carr observed that a combination of simultaneous communication training and separate vocal training may have a synergetic effect on speech development. Hence while planning language intervention programs, providing ideal situations and contexts for language learning that supports the use of various effective approaches is of utmost importance.
The context or type of activity (e.g., play-dough, book reading) can strongly influence level of caregiver responsiveness (Girolametto & Weitzman, 2002) during the speech training. This suggests that different child learning levels require different teaching methods of language learning.
This opinion is heightened by recent evidence demonstrating tha ...
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