• Genes And The Environment Child Language Development
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    ... newborns which are thought of as innate do not take into account experiences of the environment in the womb. It does not consider the mother, or the how her lifestyle has affected the development of the infant. De casper and Spence, 1986, asked pregnant women to read the same prose to their babies, and again after birth. It was shown babies preferred the prose that had been read to them in the womb over other pieces. This shows that environmental influences can not be ignored. Bruner, 1983,...
  • Theories Of How Children Learn
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    'THEORIES OF HOW CHILDREN LEARN - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION " ASSESSMENT 03 B/4 PART 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 2 MAIN STAGES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 5 NURTURE, OPERANT CONDITIONING AND LEARNING THEORY 9 NATURE/NATIVIST THEORY 13 PIAGET'S COGNITIVE THEORY 16 VYGOTSKY AND BRUNER'S COGNITIVE THEORIES 19 CULTURAL RELATIVITY 24 FACTORS THAT AFFECT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 25 HOW ADULTS CAN PROMOTE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 28 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPM...
  • Functionalist Theories Child Language Speech
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    Most theories of language development have considered the matter from one of two broad viewpoints - behaviorist (language is learnt by imitation, e. g. Skinner), or innatist (particularly Chomsky, who believes that we are born with the necessary cognitive 'equipment' to learn language). However, these theories are not truly complete accounts of language development because they only begin to study from the first appearance of words and syntax; none considers how the child gets to this stage. Thi...
  • Oral Language Developement Words Children Development
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    Children develop oral language at a very early age. Almost every sound a human being makes can be considered communication. As children grow up, they are constantly observing and practicing communication and oral language. What they know about oral language has an effect on the development of their literacy skills. "Students who had difficulty with early speech communication skills were believed to be at risk for reading... and consequently writing" (Montgomery, 1998). Therefore, the developmen...
  • Child Development Mother Infant Baby
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    IDENTIFY WHAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE KEY FEATURES DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS, AND EXPLORE THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT. INTRODUCTION When infants are born they want to be loved and cared in what ever relationships they are with their caregivers, so that they could survive and could feel sense of security and warmth, which without a caregiver is impossible, talking about caregivers, mother would be the primary source of forming an infant's first relationship by whom the baby would...