American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008). Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/26632//.
The article is largely concerned with the activities necessary for the development and enhancement of early language development in children. The article is sub-divided, into three sections of different age groups: birth to 2 years, 2 to 4 years and 4 to 6 years. In each category, parent-child dynamics and activities are well illustrated. The main goal of the article is to provide parent and adults appropriate ways of engaging their children in building speech and language abilities. Thence the article is of outstanding significance as it provides the basic ideology on language development in children.
Buckley, S. (1993). Language Development in Children With Down’s Syndrome. Retrieved from http://www.down-syndrome.org/reviews/5/reviews-5.pdf.
The article is largely based on the language development of children suffering from Down’s syndrome. The research in the article deals on the key strategies that are relevant to providing proficient solutions to the early language development in children suffering from the disorder. Similarly, it depicts the importance of language and its significance in cognitive development. The article is extremely significant as it provides the key ways of early developing of language to exceptional children.
Cheatham, A. G., Santos, M. R. & Ro, E. Y. (2007). Home Language Acquisition and Retention for Young Children with Special Needs. Retrieved from http://yec.sagepub.com/content/11/1/27.full.pdf+html.
The article reviews the role of the parents on the development of the language in children. The nature and the quality of the environment are one of the most fundamental things in the development of the language. Bilingualism is also depicted as a factor with less effects in language development. Similarly, the educators have the mandate to train the exception children, and create a conducive environment that sustains the transition between home and school.
Genishi, C. (1998). Young Children’s Oral Language Development. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/383/.
The article provides a general overview of the processes and mechanics that contribute to the development of language. In line with this, the necessary implications for practice are well defined for better development. The article describes the vital component for oral language, the time and methods for language development and the possible ways of nurturing the language development. Thence, it is crucial to facilitating children’s pragmatic language acquisitions.
I communicate Speech & Communication Therapy. (2011). Activities and Strategies to Help Develop Speech and Language Skills. Retrieved from http://www.icommunicatetherapy.com/programme-options/child-information/normal-development/developmental-activites.
The article reappraises on the way children learn the language and acquire speech as the most fundamental facet in language development. Thence, it is particularly beneficial when parents and early child educators are acquainted with the basic ideologies on the methods and procedures. The main objective of the article is to issue the appropriate methods and activities that can facilitate language development in children. The article, is therefore, essential, since it equips one with the required knowledge on how to assist children in acquiring language and speech skills.
Martin, A. (2009). Speech and Language Development Concerns. Retrieved from http://www.comeunity.com/disability/speech/speechdevelopmentconcerns.html.
The article reviews the utmost importance of early intervention, testing of the child hearing system, and evaluation of the child’s oral motor functions. Similarly, the parents are also depicted as the radical group that can aid in language development through a number of facets. With the involvement of the parents and the salient factors in speech and language development to watch for, the article becomes of great importance in the early language development in both normal and exceptional children.
Merrill Education (2010). Language Development. Retrieved from http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_mcdevitt_childdevel_3/47/12219/3128161.cw/index.html.
The article is concerned with the theories involved in language development, trends in the development of language, development of the second language and diversity in language development. Similarly, the article describes the principal exceptionalities involved in the development of the language. The main objective of the article is to provide a basic ideology on the effects and roles of nature and nurture in speech development. Thence the article is of immense significance, as it creates awareness on the kinds of exceptionalities that affect the child’s language development.
Powell, A. K. (2000). Speech and Language: Causes, Milestone and Suggestions. Retrieved from http://www.comeunity.com/disability/speech/guidelines.html.
Speech is developed by babies through a series of processes that begin with the utterance of sounds. However, there are exception cases in which children take long to develop their language due to environmental, health and environmental factors. The article tries to elaborate and emphasize causes of delay and the ways that parents can help in improving the early language development in children.
Stormont M., Espinosa, L., Knipping N., & McCathren, R. (2003). Supporting Vulnerable Learners in the Primary Grades: Strategies to Prevent Early School Failure. Retrieved from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v5n2/stormont.html.
The article provides the best strategies for early childhood educators to support and enhance the needs of vulnerable children. Similarly, the vital ways of encouraging language development through environmental improvement and introduction of cues for description, have also been highlighted. The main objective of the article is to empower, teachers with the appropriate knowledge for dealing with children in improving their language development. In light with, the article is of outstanding significance, as it provides the appropriate facets for better language development.
Wahlig, H. (n. d). Oral Language Development Activities. Retrieved from http ://www.ehow.com/list_6526718_oral-language-development-activities.html.
The article emphasizes on the importance of oral language as one of the fundamental aspects I language development. The activities necessary for the development of the oral language are well described, and they include poetry effects, story props, retelling, and summaries. The activities aid the children in developing connections to sounds and their meaning. In turn, the activities facilitate language development in children, hence portraying the vital significance of the article.
How parents can help in early language development in both normal, and exceptional children
I. The parents can provide a good environment suitable enough to nurture the child’s language and aid in developing it.
II. They can also ensure that the child has beneficial health, in order for proper cognitive development that assists in the language development.
III. The parent should provide materials like toys that are essential in language development for children.
IV. The parent should also monitor and evaluate the child’s oral motor functions to prevent disorders and complications that may hinder the child from developing appropriate language and acquire speech skills.
V. The parent should also encourage, acknowledge and praise any or even all the attempt of speaking.
VI. The parent should offer description of clues and make the child understand and grasp whatever is being described.
How early childhood education teachers can help in early language development in both normal, and exceptional children.
I. The teachers should encourage communication among children in every activity, in classroom.
II. They should also recognize the basic milestone of communication and language development.
III. They should also provide guidance and learning cues that can assist the children in developing language and cogent speech.
IV. The teachers should create a conducive environment recognizes the disability, value and the diversity of the children.
V. The teacher should also understand, validate and respect the needs of the children, since they are the key source of achievements and language development to children.
VI. The teacher should also treat children as conversationalists, so as to make them understand and become aware of the conversation. Similarly, provide attention and issue responds to the child for encouragement.