When considering language and the role it has in the life of a child a holistic approach is needed. All children acquire a unique understanding and system of language, that is formed through environmental and social influences, as they grow. Auditory language is the primary influence on language development in children. Through exposure to auditory language, a child begins to form the ability to communicate. Visual language aids in the acquisition of rules that help to shape communication. Children use and engage with language for the purpose of communication, education, self-awareness and for a sense of belonging. Cognitive development is the result of language acquisition. Without cognition, a child would fail to thrive. Cognition …show more content…
Children develop the ability to use symbolic representation after the first year of life. This symbolic representation is formed through the cognitive development and the use of visual schemas.
A visual schema groups together concepts and ideas that are familiar or alike. Children develop an awareness of the world around them and in doing so construct visual schemas that aid in the comprehension of stimuli. A visual schema consistently grows alongside the complex adapt of language.
Both visual and auditory language teach a child context. The ability to contextualise language aids in the development of schemas, as well as A child learns to process visual and auditory language simultaneously, which aids in the cognitive development. In the case of impairment to either visual or auditory reception, the ability to master language is altered. Successful decoding and participation in language occur when processing of auditory and visual language co-exist.
In learning to contextualise language a child relies on visual cues, as well as auditory stimuli. Such things as gestures, body languages, noises and facial expression aid a child in developing context …show more content…
As the ability to use language is mastered, synapses and neuropathways are formed within the brain changing the structure of the brain which increases neurological capacity to filter, decipher, respond and engage with visual and auditory language.
Physiological changes within areas such as fine motor skills are enhanced through the acquisition of written language. Fine motor skills that are essential to physical interaction with the world. Fine motor skills are imperative to co-ordination, which plays a small role in social acceptance, health and inclusion.
Function of language
The function that language changes throughout the timeline of a child’s life. Michael Halliday suggests that the function of language are instrumental in satisfy needs- Regulatory and used to control others behaviour-Interactional- informative-imaginative- and heuristic, used to understand and