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Running head: EFFECTS OF ORAL LANGUAGE 1 Effects of Oral Language Oral language can be described by Harris as “the system through which we use spoken words to express knowledge, ideas, and feeling” (Lesaux &Harris, 2015). All of the elements interact with the others by helping and effecting the relationships between the areas of speaking and listening and also writing and reading. None of these relationships are possible without the presence of oral skills. Language skills can be utilized to build a foundation and strengthen skills for learning. Parents play a large role when it comes to helping students develop skills. For example, things like the love for skill such as reading and social skills are all fueled by parent interaction. It is better for children to be around other children at young age in order for them to be able to mimic behaviors from others their age. This is one of the major ways that children learn behaviors. Life and learning can be very difficult for a child who does not have very good oral language skills. Poor language skills can lead to things such as developmental delays that hinder learning or even cause major difficulties in decoding and comprehension skills. When learning becomes an issue for a child in the school setting it is vital that you approach the situation correctly. The step to take would be to ensure that you are approaching the situation trying to decide whether or not it is an instructional and curriculum error. Meaning you are looking to see whether or not the problem is with the way the information and standards are being presented. For example, it is important that students are not missing a vital component of oral language such as phonics. Oral language can also be a huge indicator for writing problems

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