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This course is an overview of the normal language acquisition and development process of children. Emphasis will be on the years birth through age five, risk factors, and strategies to facilitate development. Theories of language development, rule systems of English, stages of language development, individual and cultural differences, as well as prevention of and identification of language problems will be discussed.
Prerequisite: COMD 250
This course will focus on language disorders in children at birth through age five. The early intervention process, at-risk and established risk factors, syndromes, assessment, intervention and collaboration with other professionals will be addressed.