Course goals

  • Understand biological foundations of typical and atypical language development
  • Identify stages and elements present in typical language development
  • Recognize various language skills that develop
  • Recognize the differences between language comprehension and language production
  • Know the weaknesses and strengths of different methodologies for studying language development
  • Understand how language development does and does not compare to development of other human skills
  • Understand how various mental disabilities affect language acquisition