4a%20lecture%2c%20Milestones%20and%20Mechanisms%20in%20Year%201

4a%20lecture%2c%20Milestones%20and%20Mechanisms%20in%20Year%201

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Development, The First Year: Milestones and Sequence SHS 120, Unit 4a Year 1 Milestones and Sequence P&J 74-80, 155-167, 169-173, 182-200
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What are Developmental Milestones? From National Institutes of Health http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/speechandlanguage.asp#milestones “What are speech and language developmental milestones? Children vary in their development of speech and language. There is, however, a natural progression or "timetable" for mastery of these skills for each language. The milestones are identifiable skills that can serve as a guide to normal development. Typically, simple skills need to be reached before the more complex skills can be learned. There is a general age and time when most children pass through these periods. These milestones help doctors and other health professionals determine when a child may need extra help to learn to speak or to use language.”
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Milestones are “Sign Posts”. A milestone is a stone along a path or road indicating the distance in miles to a destination, ensuring the traveler that he or she is on the correct path, making progress
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Developmental Milestones The developmental milestone chart to the right is not about language, but about locomotion A child’s achievement of a developmental milestone by the expected age signals “all is well”. Sidebar: this video is an excellent demonstration of “looking for milestones” and “what to expect” from infants under 4 months of age. Watch until 4 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch? A child’s non-achievement of a developmental milestone by the expected age raises “concern”.
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Individual Variability There is individual variability in language development, just like in physical growth. Some children may develop
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