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A seven-year-old is found to exhibit the following language characteristics: She speaks quite distinctly but has trouble with certain speech sounds - "b" and "p." She has trouble repeating these accurately when a teacher asks her to say them. She has a growing vocabulary but has trouble retrieving certain words. She uses the word "thing" a lot, for example, in place of certain nouns. Sometimes she leaves endings such as "-ing" off words. Her sentences can be quite long, but she has trouble understanding certain sentence structures, as in "The boy who sat with me on the bus was angry." Explain whether this child be referred for further evaluation and special services. In your answer, clearly describe the difference between typical and atypical development in syntax, semantics, and phonology in the primary years.
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Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective


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Suggested Responses: Each of the characteristics listed indicates atypical language acquisition by seven-year-old; therefore, this child should be referred for further evaluation. Not being able to clearly pronounce the b, p, m, or n sounds by seven even when stimulated (hearing it pronounced correctly) indicates delay in developing phonological skills. Semantic development is delayed when seven-year-olds use the word "thing" to substitute for other words they have difficulty retrieving. Leaving off -ing indicates trouble learning morphemes. Delay in syntactical development is indicated by misunderstanding the embedded clause in a complex sentence. Students should suggest that the teacher refer the child to a speech-language pathologist for further evaluation.
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