April 25th, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized
As a speech-language pathologist I look at language and language development through a model based on the work by Lois Bloom. Simply put, we can break language down into 3 components: semantics (vocabulary), syntax (grammar) and pragmatics (use of language). As an auditory therapist I look at this model through the lens of developing listening skills. How do words develop? Through the infant listening to sounds, those sounds being formed into words spoken by the people in the baby’s environment and those particular sounds /m-a-m-a/... ...Read more