Language development includes understanding spoken language, using spoken language to accomplish tasks, developing a broad vocabulary, developing an interest in books and stories, understanding the purpose of print, understanding that ABT-869
stories follow a standard sequence, recognizing the letters and sounds of a language, and beginning writing skills (Kagan et al., 1995). The acquisition of language is distinct from early literacy development (i.e., behaviors that lead to conventional reading and writing), but both share a common purpose of communicating meaning (Snow, 2006). Early language and literacy
skills are Kreb's cycle
understood to be foundational to children\'s academic success (Dickinson and Neuman, 2006, NRPR, 2000 and Snow et al., 1998).
Cognition and general knowledge encompasses knowledge of the properties of objects (such as color and weight); an understanding of the relationships between objects, events, or people (such as being able to determine how two objects are different); and the acquisition of the conventions of society or school-learned knowledge (such as knowing one\'s address or being able to count by rote; Kagan et al., 1995).