Phononly of Child Language Acquisition

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Holophrastic / one word stage 12 – 18 months
Babies start to make one word utterances
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Two word stage
Babies begin to string two words together. Different combinations of two word utterances can represent a child making different meanings. ‘want the ball’ could mean ‘I want the ball’ or ‘do you want the ball’
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Telegraphic stage 24 – 36 months
3 and more words get combined at this stage in increasingly complex and accurate order. During this stage Children are able to make their meaning more explicit.
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Post – telegraphic stage 36+ months
More grammatically complex combinations are made. It is this PTS that the acquisition of key literacy skills of reading and writing starts to develop
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Phonemic Expansion
Smallest unit of sound that can display a contrast - therefore change the meaning of the word e.g. pan, ban. Early development stages allow a child to increase variety of sounds produced. (Particularly babbling stage)
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Phonemic Contraction 9 – 10 months
As the child’s language developments progress, the number of phonemes they use contracts to only those found in their native language.
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Two word stage

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Babies begin to string two words together. Different combinations of two word utterances can represent a child making different meanings. ‘want the ball’ could mean ‘I want the ball’ or ‘do you want the ball’

Card 3

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Telegraphic stage 24 – 36 months

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Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

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Post – telegraphic stage 36+ months

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Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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Phonemic Expansion

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