CH2 - Topic: The First Year (or Two) of Language...

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Topic: The First Year (or Two) of Language Development There are four areas that were discussed: Cognition- understanding experiences through mental processes such as perception, Perception – the infant gains awareness of what is happening around him/her. Language Development- Production vs. Comprehension Socialization- Joint attention vs. Maternal communication. 1. COGNITION a. Object permanence (OP) is considered a cognitive skill. Why? Object permanence is a cognitive skill because cognition is the understanding and memory of mental processes and a child needs to know that when the object is out of sight it still exists. A child needs to Remember it & have a Representation of it for that child to have acquired object permanence. b. Also, explain why it is important for children to achieve OP in order to learn language. At about what age should children have a firm grasp on the understanding of OP? Words are symbols. By using words, we make objects exist in a symbolic
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course HSLS 310 taught by Professor Marienelle during the Winter '10 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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CH2 - Topic: The First Year (or Two) of Language...

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