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Week 2 DQ1: A teacher is required to understand child development. Why is understandingthe typical patterns of speech development relevant to an early childhood educator? Explain how this knowledge will be used as you develop your lesson plans in the classroom.According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (2017) that "the first 3 years of life is when the brain is developing and maturing, it is most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills." During this time, the skills will continue to develop especially if they are in an environment that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to speech and