Did you know there are two different ways children can develop language?
While you may be more familiar with one, both ways are natural and normal!
Understanding how your child's brain processes language can help us better understand them, connect with them, and help them if they're having trouble developing language using language to communicate.
Analytic Language Processing & Gestalt Language Processing go through different stages of language development - let's take a look:
Analytic Language Processors
Stage 1: single words
Stage 2: two-word combinations
Stage 3: early developing grammar
Stage 4: more complex grammar
Gestalt Language Processors
Stage 1: Whole phrases (Gestalts/Scripts)
Stage 2: Partial phrases / mitigated gestalts
Stage 3: single words and two-word combinations
Stage 4: self generated language with early grammar
Stage 5-6: more complex and advanced grammar