Child Brain and Language

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juliemarie
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Child Brain and Language
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2013-12-14 15:09:57
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neuro child language SLP
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Notes from movie watched in class about child language and brain function
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  1. How many neurons in the brain?
    How many synaptic connections in the brain?
    How many in kids vs. adults?
    • Billions
    • Trillions
    • 2X as many in children
  2. _______ is high in the child brain.
    Plasticity
  3. Children have an especially ________ brain.
    adaptable
  4. infants are considered __________ since they can distinguish phonemes of all languages.
    "citizens of the world"
  5. by ____ months, babies are considered __________ because they can only distinguish phonemes of their own language.
    • 11
    • "citizens of a country"
  6. at ____ months, babies use both hemispheres for language.
    13
  7. by ___ months, babies have language lateralization/specialization.
    20
  8. Language lateralization to the left hemisphere  arises from _________ not __________.
    • experience
    • maturation
  9. Post damage, the right hemisphere can assume some language responsibility, but is not nearly as __________.
    efficient
  10. ___________ is inherent, but _________ must be learned/taught.
    • language¬†
    • reading/writing
  11. How many brain areas involved in reading?
    17
  12. Define dyslexia:
    impaired ability to process written language despite normal intelligence
  13. Interesting fact:
    Does L1 and L2 lateralize equally in bilingual children?
    No, L1 lateralizes before L2 lateralizes.

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