Trends in Development and Educational Themes
The purpose of this summary chapter is to recall for readers a number of themes that we have talked about throughout. To this end we will review the trends in language development that can be observed over the lower school years. These developmental trends are a product of at least 4 factors. These are maturation in general, cognitive advances, environmental experiences, and education. All children continue to evidence change in what they know about language over these years because of these factors.
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