Capitalizing on Children’s Learning Patterns for Fast, Effective Language Intervention
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Taking into account children’s learning processes is important when SLPs design interventions aimed at teaching new skills or expanding abilities. This journal self-study – based on a special issue of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools – focuses on the type of learning that happens implicitly and quickly, without effort or even the knowledge that we are learning. This type of learning – known as statistical learning – refers to the way that children recognize patterns in the world around them. As language is full of patterns, this type of learning plays a large role in how children learn sound production, words, grammatical structures, and more. The articles in this self-study explore how SLPs can capitalize on implicit learning processes during intervention to help learning happen faster.
You will be able
- define statistical learning
- identify the types and features of statistical learning
- describe how children with autism spectrum disorder learn verb meanings implicitly
- explain how statistical learning can be applied to verb learning treatments
- discuss what is known about statistical learning in individuals with hearing impairment and bilingual individuals
Online, multiple-choice exam