This book examines how to communicate information effectively to students, and considers how strong communication skills can support children and maximize learning.

How Do Communication and Learning Develop?

How do communication and learning develop?

This chapter:

  • confirms that communication occurs through interaction with others from the time a child is born
  • traces the development of communication, from cries for attention to speech babbles, which become words when linked to referents such as people, objects and actions
  • shows how the above skills enable the building of sentence patterns and allow understanding and expression of feelings, intentions and views in a clear, coherent way
  • confirms that communication development proceeds alongside brain and body growth
  • considers the role of the educator in the development of communication skills

Brain Growth

Brain development has been less considered than that of the body because it is not so easily seen, but its aspects can be viewed below, showing its role in ...

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