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Assimilation
This occurs when a child allows certain key sounds to affect their pronunciation of other sounds in the word e.g 'goggy' for 'doggy'
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Babbling
This stage starts when the child is around six months old and involves the child uttering strings of sounds which are usually based on a key set of vowel sounds
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Behaviourism
children learn through imitating and copying a theory normally associated with Skinner
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Cursive script
Joined-up handwriting.
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John Dore's seven functions
Labelling Repeating Answering Requesting action Calling Greeting Protesting Practising
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'Genie'
was discovered in 1970, having been imprisoned in a cellar in a horrific act of abuse. She could not speak properly, and is an example of a feral child.
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'Jim'
was born to deaf parents (who used sign language to communicate); they put him in front of the TV for a number of hours each day, believing that he could learn speech from this exposure. It didn’t work, providing evidence for linguistic interaction
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Kroll, Barry
Defined the stages of writing development as follows: - Preparatory (4-7): Consolidation (7-9): Differentiation (9+): Integration (13+)
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Orthography
The rules concerning spelling and punctuation.
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Substitution
If a word contains a sound that children find difficult to pronounce, they often substitute it for an easier one, e.g. “dat” for “that”, “bikit” for “biscuit”.
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Babbling

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This stage starts when the child is around six months old and involves the child uttering strings of sounds which are usually based on a key set of vowel sounds

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Behaviourism

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Cursive script

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John Dore's seven functions

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