The Effects Of Normal Language On Children 's Language Acquisition

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Other neurological conditions to prominently affect children’s language acquisition also include disorders like as cerebral palsy which may also prompt a language acquisition disorder for children through difficulties in voice production. Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for a group of persistent disorders of posture and movement caused by damage to the immature brain; it very rarely occurs during childbirth unless the baby is premature, underweight, or suffers from intraventricular haemorrhages. This condition usually develops when the brain development of the unborn child is affected due to external factors such as the mother drinking alcohol, smoking, taking drugs, is malnourished, is exposed to certain chemicals, or suffers any mental/physical trauma during pregnancy. Other reasons behind cerebral palsy includes any injury to the brain due to accident, asphyxia, bacterial infections such as encephalitis or exposure to certain chemicals and allergies. Recently, the use of a model of normal language acquisition has been questioned in terms of its application to the study of language acquisition in children with little or no functional speech. These children, particularly those with severe motoric challenges, may exhibit atypical patterns in their language development. The need to examine other developmental theories sensitive to these potential unique patterns is warranted, and the purpose of this study was to conduct such an investigation. Specifically, Vygotsky 's
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