Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Video Observation Discussion
We have learned in Chapters 5 and 6 that we are able to understand children’s language development stages by observing their processes and interactions. Preview the three videos listed below from Chapter 6 of your text, which are focused on children’s language interactions. The children shown are in various stages of language development. Choose one of the three videos to conduct an observation and identify the child’s language development stage. Precursors to Language, retrieved from Section 6.1 of your text. Babbling, retrieved from Section 6.2 of your text. Assessing Cognitive and Language Development, retrieved from the Conclusion section in Chapter 6 of your text.
Write your observations of the child, which should support your conclusion of developmental stage. Support your responses with the evidence from the textbook.
The subject line of your discussion should be the title of the video that you watched. Be sure to include a minimum of a 250-word response using your observations and a minimum of one source to support your claims. Your reference(s) should appear at the end of your discussion and be formatted according to APA.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a response to at least two of their posts suggesting one activity or strategy that could be used to support the current stage of development they discussed.