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Language Development in Infants

8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs

Language Development in Infants

Language Development in Infants Course Description: 

This course applies to infants. 

Learn how language develops during the first year of life and strategies to help infants advance their language skills. Course discusses the elements of language; the role of listening in infants' language development; milestones in infants language achievements; how basic principles of child development and learning apply to language development; and the importance of early language enrichment programs. Section on Baby Signs included. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Language Development in Infants you will be able to name the elements of language; distinguish between receptive and expressive language; identify the importance of listening in infants’ language development; and explain the milestones in infants’ language development and the typical age range during which each milestone is reached. Read more.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
LDI-13N9 CourseBook English80.8 $44.00
LDI-23N9 Online Course English80.8 $44.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Attention Nevada Students: This course fulfills your Child Development/Guidance and Discipline training requirement.

Topics Covered in Language Development in Infants:  
  • The beginnings of language development
  • The elements of language
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Milestones in language development during the first year of life
  • Basic principles of child development and learning and how they apply to language development
  • The adult's responsibilities in promoting infants' language development
  • Early enrichment techniques
  • How to talk with infants
  • How to use books to promote infants' language development 
  • Play activities that promote infants' language development
  • Ways to help infants develop expressive language skills
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Comments on Language Development in Infants:

I've always wished to tell you how much we appreciate all your courses. Our staff enjoys being able to do their training on the clock and during the children’s nap time. They also share the information with other staff members, but most importantly with our parents. This course is just as important for parents as it is for teachers. - Snellville, Georgia

I have only good words for the courses and the people behind the email link. I work a part time job after I close my daycare and this makes it nearly impossible to learn or to accumulate required credits. I have recommended Care Courses to many people including my clients that are special needs pre school teachers. Even when I had a problem and contacted you, you responded immediately and helped me resolve my issue. I'm doing another course [Language Development in Infants] now and will continue gaining knowledge and credits thru your courses. Thank you so much.
 - Framingham, Massachusetts 

Excellent! As usual. We are very pleased with the ease and convenience of your site. Keep up the great work [Language Development in Infants and Infants in Child Care]!
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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