This 14-minute video, condensed for families from a Clerc Center professional training webcast, expands on important ingredients essential to language learning. It focuses on the importance of language being accessible and abundant in a child's life, and a child being able to interact with a language for learning and social interaction. It also highlights common misconceptions that sometimes mistakenly drive language and communication practices in early intervention programs.
This 13-minute video, condensed for families from a Clerc Center professional training webcast, addresses language acquisition from a linguistic perspective. It shares important information about the language acquisition process and "take home messages" related to how babies seek language patterns, whether signed or spoken.