Week 8 - Language Development and Disorders Notes

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Unformatted text preview: eraction, poor Hallmarks: communication skills, and stereotyped behavior communication – Asperger’s/Autism: very socially awkward, but brilliant in a certain specific domain of knowledge. knowledge. Asperger’s Syndrome – – – – “Higher functioning”: ok language skills Hallmark: difficulties in social interaction Affects what domain of language? Dr. Dixon Language Deficits Associated with ASDs ASDs Trouble with pragmatics – Eye gaze, proxemics, gestures, body contact Eye Limited functional language Echolalia – repeating after you verbatim Perseveration – Repetition of a particular response when it is no Repetition longer appropriate/correct longer Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Cultural 6.2 million culturally & linguistically diverse 6.2 Americans have a communication disorder Americans What should a school do if a child who speaks only What Spanish needs special education services? Spanish Limited English proficiency v. language disorder Second Language Learning Second Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills Basic (BICS) (BICS) – Social, conversational – 2 years: par with native speakers Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Cognitive (CALP) (CALP) – Context-reduced language of classroom – 5-7 years: native-like under enriched conditions – 7-10 years: suboptimal conditions “Iceberg” Theory Second Language Learning Second...
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