First language acquisition, including an overview of language development universals, processes and theories, will be studied. Factors that influence the acquisition of phonology, morphology, syntax, sematics, and pragmatics will be reviewed. Language and communicative disorders and their impact on students’ social, cognitive, academic, and emotional development will be discussed. The teacher’s role in identifying students with communicative disorders and methodsfor assisting students having language and communicativedisabilities will be outlined. Classroom and instruction adaptations/modifications will be emphasized.
Admission to M.Ed. program.