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Unformatted text preview: PSY 440—Test 2 Chapter 10 Language— system of communcation based on sounds that are combined to form words and sentences that represent experiences and carry meaning • 3 types spoken, written, and sign • Receptive language— when infants selectively attend to speech sounds and form perceptual ‘maps’ in the brain. Develops first, by age 1 infants can recognize several words • Expressive language— by 1 st birthday most infants have a few words to express needs/emotions, by 2 they have 2 word utterances, and by 3 can use complex language • Pragmatic language— social use of language (in context) • Language disorder— o Educational definition— disorders of language, articulation (pronunciation) , fluency (abnormal flow) , or voice (abnormal quality) that interfere with communication, preacademic/academic learning, vocational training, and social adjustment o DSM-IV Definition— diagnostic category that refers to problems producing speech sounds/fluency, and using spoken language to communicate/understand others Includes phonological disorder, expressive language disorder,...
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- Spring '08
- Educational Psychology, expressive language disorder