Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
EDUC 255 Cognitive and Language Development 3 sem. hrs.
Course focuses on the nature of cognitive development and language acquisition from birth through early childhood. Candidates examine research of Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Bates, and others, and the various language systems, including phonology, semantics, syntax, morphemic, and pragmatics. Course addresses both typical and atypical development, effects of linguistic diversity, memory and perception in early development, English as a second language, relationships of cognition and language to the development of play and socialization. Candidates examine strategies and activities that facilitate cognitive and language development for typically developing children and children with cognitive or communication delays and a range of specific exceptionalities. This is an On-Site Service Learning Course. Students will meet both on site and on campus during the semester. On-site visits include 20 hours of an embedded Service Learning component. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: EDUC 107 EDUC 206, EDUC 208, EDUC 264, and sophomore standing.
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