Focuses on typical development of language in children and associated conditions, such as hearing impairment, intellectual handicaps and autism. Typical and atypical language development will be discussed with special reference to the various communication components: form (structure); content (semantics); use (pragmatics). Implications for the facilitation of language acquisition in children exhibiting delays or disorders of language development will be reviewed. Basic principles of assessment and intervention and the role of the speech language pathologist will be covered.
Prerequisites: CSCD-GE 2003 Neurological Bases of Cognition, Behavior and Communication; CSCD-GE 2007 Science of Language