From the Back Cover
Language Development in Early Childhood
, Second Edition, provides foundational, comprehensive coverage of language development theory and guidelines for enhancing language development in children from birth to age 8. It not only helps readers achieve a basic understanding of the phonetic, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic aspects of language knowledge acquired by young children but also offers concrete ways in which this acquisition process can be enhanced in early childhood settings. Acquisition of knowledge of written language is also included as part of children's language development.
Keys changes to this edition include
- more guidelines and practical strategies for supporting language development in young children
- expanded content on brain development, ESL/diversity, phonemic awareness, and interactive writing
Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, PowerPoint Slides
About the Author
Beverly Otto, Ph.D., an early childhood educator for over 25 years, is a professor in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University in Teaching and Learning Processes with a focus on emergent literacy. Dr. Otto teaches courses in language and literacy development for preservice and in-service teachers, along with research for classroom teachers. She also serves as advisor for the MAT: Language Arts-Elementary Education and MSI: Language Arts-Elementary programs. Her major professional goal is preparing teachers to support children’s life-long learning through language and literacy development. Dr. Otto has also served as department chair as well as associate dean in the College of Education.
Dr. Otto is the author of Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight ,
(© 2008 Pearson)and has also authored articles published in international, national and state professional journals. Her field-based research on emergent literacy has been presented at international, national, state, and local conferences. She has served as a consultant to early childhood centers, school districts, as well as the Illinois State Board of Education.
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