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CSD 468. Child Language Development and Disorders

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Language development from birth through adolescence emphasizing content and processes. Recognition of language differences and deficits and suggestions for teaching language skills to the preschool and elementary child. Not open to CSD majors.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. "Define the term ""language"" and describe the components of language & the parameters within each: 1. Form - phonology, morphology, syntax; 2. Content - semantics, and 3. Use - pragmatics)."
2. Differentiate among language, speech, and communication.
3. Outline the sequence of language acquisition in each language parameter and to list major language milestones.
4. Describe factors affecting normal language acquisition, including child cognition and roles of significant adults, television & other media, and cultural background.
5. Describe different types of language disorders and their impact on learning.
6. Explain basic language assessment procedures for children.
7. Use language stimulation techniques and other basic language teaching strategies with children.
8. Describe the cooperative role of professional staff in the remediation of language disorders.
9. Analyze language samples to determine the patterns of language development and disorders.
10. Describe patterns of language variation (differences) versus language disorders for those who speak another language or dialect as their first language/dialect.

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