Review the Linguistic Genius of Babies TED talk and read the New Thinking on Infant Development article from the Ashford University Library.
Dr. Williams has been studying memory and language development. During
her research she discovers that infants as young as one month can
remember objects presented to them if they reappear within two seconds.
Fascinated by this, she continues to explore and discovers that by the
time they are four months old, babies can remember objects after five
seconds. She is elated at her discovery because she knows it shows the
beginning of short-term memory, which is essential in language
For this discussion, identify two ideas that parents/caregivers can use
to help facilitate language development in children from birth to 24
months. Your post should be formatted as follows:
State the age range you have selected (birth to three months, three to six months, etc.).
Idea #1: Your first idea should be something that just about any
parent could do that does not involve technology or money in any way.
Idea #2: Your second idea should consider today’s age of
technology. Research various sources (computer programs, toys, videos,
etc.) that can help children with language development. Identify your
selection (including cost) and describe what it does in terms of either
strengths and/or weaknesses, in relation to language development.
Reflecting on what you have read thus far in Weeks One and Two,
explain what stage of memory (sensory, short-term, long-term) your ideas
best fit with and how they facilitate language.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least
one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed article
from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source),
cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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