Oral Language Essay

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Quanita Avery January 17, 2016 ECH/425 Becky Hathaway Five stages of Oral Development 5 Stage of Oral Development | Description | Utterance Sounds | Activities/ Strategies | Cooing | Cooing can begin as early as 6 weeks of age. During this time the infant child begins to explore and play with sounds by using the tongue, mouth and breath. During this time, the child is likely to form vowel like sounds before constants sounds begin to be established. | /aaa/, /ooo/, /ahhh/… | Talking and reading to the baby helps with not only voice recognition, but also verbal development (similar.com). | Babbling | Babbling happens between 4-6 months of age. During this stage, the constant, vowel combination comes into play. As the child gets…show more content…
| “Night night”“mommy hat” | Using pictures, books and mini field trips helps with verbal development at this stage http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=119 ). | Beginning Oral Fluency | Age 3-4 years old. The child is more fluent with the language that is used at home, and is able to communicate with their parents through questions, and expressing their thoughts. Through the rest of the child’s schooling, the oral development becomes more complex resulting in them being able to communicate with family and others. | “I gotta potty mommy.”“I am hungry.”“Help me please.” | Engaging in activities at school or in daycare that requires the child to be social with others as well as verbally express themselves. Using pictures, books and even outings helps with this process. (http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=119 ). | Observation 1: 3year old boy ~ Beginning Oral Fluency Stage Observing the interaction with this little boy, I was truly amazed at his ability to hold a conversation with his mother. He freely expressed himself and was able to tell his mother what he wanted if he was requesting anything. I did notice a couple of times his mom had to ask him to repeat himself because she had a bit of a hard time understanding what it was that he was saying. However, she was able to put the pieces she did
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