Infant Development

Directions: Write a 600-800 word paper that describes what age, in months, babies are usually able to achieve the following developmental milestones:

Make several voice sounds.
Enjoy the noises they make.
Show anticipation or eagerness by their movements.
Produce two-syllable babbles.
Say “dada” or “mama.”
Imitate the simple words of adults.
Say at least two words.
Sound as if they are talking, but are not using real words (jabber).
Say at least four words.
Point to body parts as a parent names them.
Say nine words.
Ask for what they want during feeding time.
Use at least 20 words.
Describe simple things about pictures they are shown.
What are the pros and cons of knowing language development norms?
This paper must:

have a thesis statement (statement of purpose/intent), must indicate the topics to be covered
use ONLY professional, objective language. Use objective, formal, not conversational tone/style
use APA style
use direct quotes sparingly – work on paraphrasing and appropriate citations for the paraphrased information

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