Child Theorists- Cognitive

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Cognitive Theory


A child develops more complex forms of language ONLY when their intellectual development is ready for it. 

Intellectual Development is a product of a child's experience. Experience leads to formation of schemata in the brain, which leads to language.

The sensory motor stage (9-12 months) is when they start to classify their experiences of the physical world. If a child hasn’t reached this stage, they can’t use words to represent things that


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