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Consider the following scenario. Respond to the question being asked in the scenario giving special attention to the focus points your instructor provided. Your answer should be between 150–200 words EACH . Provide evidence based on information found in this module or from any other relevant sources. When writing your responses make sure to follow APA (7th ed.) formatting guidelines where appropriate.
Your brother and his wife just had a baby and they are wondering when their baby will begin talking. They hope soon, and they have begun saying “mama” and “dada” to their baby.
What can you tell them about the course of language development during the first year of life? When answering the question, be sure to talk about:
The critical period
Language acquisition device (LAD) – Chomsky
A patient’s mother expresses frustration with her 4-year-old’s behavior.
What can you tell her about cognitive, emotional, and language development during the preschool years to help her have a more realistic understanding of what she can expect from the 4-year-old?
When answering the question, talk about:
What does Piaget’s theory tell us about this stage of development?
What does Erikson’s theory tell us about this stage of development?