In this course, students will study the normal acquisition of speech and language in infants, children, and adolescents. Speech and language development will be studied in relation to the development of cognitive, perceptual, motor, emotional, and social skills. Theories of language acquisition and methods of assessing language will be discussed. The emergence of literacy in relation to language development will also be addressed. In addition, lectures will focus on cultural and linguistic variation in language acquisition. Class format will include lecture, organized discussion, and student presentations.
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Welcome to CASD 2231 - Speech and Language Development!
My name is Prof. Epstein and I am your instructor for this course. You are invited to join me on an enlightening journey to explore speech and language development. We’ll begin by discussing what infants learn prenatally, and we’ll then move on to examine early cognitive development, infant communication, and the trajectory of speech and language development from toddlerhood through adolescence.
Here’s some important information you’ll need to succeed in this course:
Best wishes to each of you for an enriching semester!
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