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Prenatal influences on speech-language development


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Smokrović, Jasna. (2018). Prenatal influences on speech-language development. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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The aim of this paper is to show the main prenatal factors affecting the general and speech-language development of the child. Numerous studies of prenatal influences have been examined, including teratogenic influences, nutrition, physical activity and exposure to language and music. Teratogens generally have a negative effect on the development of the child, and although there are opposite findings of individual research, overall, they can be said to have a negative effect on both general and spoken-language development. Appropriate, varied nutrition during pregnancy is needed to provide the child with complete and proper development. Although all nutrients are needed for a child, the importance of folic acid is particularly important, whose deficiency can cause a neural tube defect. Physical activity is a prenatal factor that positively influences the development of the child's language. Knowing that the fetus even before birth has the ability to listen to external sounds has distinguished language and music as factors that prepare the fetus brain to gain language in the outside world. After birth, child responds differently to a known and unknown language and voice. Exposure to music positively affects the physiological measures of the child and facilitates language acquisition after birth.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: prenatal influences, speech, language, teratogenic, music, nutrition
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:31
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 11:31

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