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the process in which people understand an experience in terms of their current stage of cognitive development and way of thinking
changes in existing ways of thinking that occur in response to encounters with new sitmuli or events
sensorimotor stage (or cognitive development)
piaget's initial major stage of cognitive development, which can be broken down into six substages
behavior in which several schemes are combined and coordinated to generate a single act to solve a problem
an act in which a person which is no longer present is imitated by children who have witnessed a similar act
the model that seeks to identify the way that individuals take in, use, and store information
an overall developmental score that lates to performance in four domains: motor skills, language use, adaptive behavior,and personal-social
bayley scales of infant development
a measure that evaluates an infant's development fron 2 to 42 months
the systematic, meaningful arrangement of symbols, whic provides the basis for communication
one-word utterances that stand for a whole phrase, whose meaning depends on the particular context in which they are used
the overly restrictive use of words, common among children just mastering spoken language
a style of language use in which language is used primarily to express feelings and needs about oneself and others
learning theory approach
the theory that language acquisition follows the basic laws of reinforcement and conditioning
the theory that a genetically determined, innate mechanism directs language development
noam chomsky's theory that all the world's languages share a similar underlying structure
a neural system of the brain hypothesized to permit understanding of language
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