With anecdotes from her own vast professional experience as a language Pathologist, Dr. Soifer discussed how oral language is the foundation of literacy and a crucial skill for learning and social development. Oral language develops much faster than many people realize. Good language skills have far reaching influences on children’s development. The specifics of language development expectations by age will be presented, along with the parallels of oral language to literacy development. Techniques to facilitate thinking and problem solving with language will be offered, as well as some "red flags and warning signs" for language learning challenges. Download PPT
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