Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.
Chapter 2: Early Speech, Language Acquisition and Related Theories
Early Speech, Language Acquisition and Related Theories
Babble and Babel
Language Acquisition and Stages of Early Speech
The acquisition of speech and the learning of language is one of the areas where critical periods appear to operate quite strongly, centred in early childhood (Pinker, 1994; Greenfield, 2000a). Greenfield allows that we do not know how the brain makes language possible, but she emphasizes that it develops both naturally and spontaneously, while the stages of development are similar in every culture (Greenfield, 2000a). She sums up the ...