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Why language skills must be a key feature of any Reception Baseline Assessment

By Diane King

The new Reception Baseline Assessment is essentially an accountability measure but, at NFER, we believe that it can also be a useful tool for teachers to identify children who may benefit from extra support.  767 more words


How do we humans develop language? An approach from the Relational Frame Theory

What is Relational Frame Theory (RFT)?

RFT is a behavior-analytic account of human language and cognition. It is fundamentally similar to Skinner’s account, and is distinct from most cognitive and linguistic approaches to language, in that ‘‘it approaches verbal events as activities not products’’ (Hayes, Fox, et al., 2001, p.

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Milestones in Toddler Speak

Just before we left on our vacation, Jet’s language skills, especially with pronunciation, regressed.  Her Aunt correctly identified this as a symptom of an approaching language explosion.  346 more words

Child Development

Home Videos Being Used for so Much More than Just Memories!

As I started watching Deb Roy’s, “The Birth of a Word”, I found it quite creepy that this man recorded everything in his house, in every room. 379 more words

Deb Roy

I LOVE TWO!!! (Well, most of it)

Somehow almost 2 months have gone by since my last real post. So much as happened (again).

Birthday Party
We had your birthday at a local gym because I won a birthday package. 1,470 more words

Daddy Reads Everywhere

Reposted from http://www.tech4ece.com

Every Wednesday night, I teach an evening course, which means that I won’t be reading a book to my son at night.  That made me think about other nights I may be away, whether for work or travel.   348 more words


Working with Young Dual Language Learners? Attend an Institute on WIDA’s Early English Language Development Standards

Tomorrow and Thursday, the Department of Early Education and Care — in partnership with WIDA Early Years — is hosting a two-day institute on the  167 more words