University of Vermont, CSD 094, Development of Spoken LanguageSummer 2013; K. Ross
UNIVERSITY of VERMONTContinuing EducationSpeech Language Pathologist’s Assistants Program
CSD 094: The Development of Spoken Language(3 Credits)Online Summer 2013
Instructor: Class Dates:
Kate Ross, MS, CCC-SLP June 17 – July 12, 2013
The Development of Spoken Language focuses on the nature of speech andlanguage development from infancy through school years. It examines thedevelopmental progression of phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology and pragmaticsas well as various theoretical perspectives on communication development. Theimportance of family and relationships in children’s acquisition of language isemphasized. This course will provide a discussion of children’s individual differences inacquiring communication, including cultural aspects of first and second languageacquisition. The connections between oral speech, language and early literacydevelopment are examined, leading to later literacy skills acquisition.
This course will help students develop an understanding of:
the theories, processes, principles, and nature of communicationdevelopment,
the developmental progression of phonology, syntax, semantics,morphology, and pragmatics,
individual differences in communication acquisition,
the cultural and linguistic issues of second language acquisition,
the connections between oral speech, language and early literacydevelopment,
the developmental course of emergent literacy skills
Required Text and Readings
Hulit, Lloyd M., Merle R Howard, & Kathleen Fahey (2011).
Born to Talk An Introduction to Speech and Language Development (5
Boston, MA: PearsonEducation, Inc.
Supplemental readings will be assigned throughout the course as needed.
Readings are to be completed
the day assigned to prepare for the lecture.