Language Development in Infants
8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs
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.
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Topics Covered in Language Development in Infants:
- The beginnings of
- The elements of language
- Receptive and expressive
- Milestones in language development during the first year of
- 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
- 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 English.
Comments on Language Development in Infants:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
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