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Learning Outcomes for Language Development in Infants

Lesson 1: The Beginnings of Language Development

After completing Lesson 1, 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
  • explain the milestones in infants’ language development and the typical age range during which each milestone is reached

Lesson 2: Basic Principles of Child Development and Learning

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • explain the basic principles of child development that underlie quality child care
  • identify how these principles apply specifically to infants’ language development and learning

Lesson 3: The Adult’s Role in Infants’ Language Development

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • describe adults’ most important responsibilities in promoting infants’ language development
  • explain why talking with infants is important to their language development
  • explain the importance of books in advancing infants’ language development

Lesson 4: Additional Perspectives on Infants’ Language and Literacy Development

  • explain how the use of sign language enhances infants’ expressive language skills
  • distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate language and literacy goals for infants
  • describe the role of personal narrative in children’s language and literacy development
  • describe the role of music in children’s language development

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