Thinking and Language Reflection

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Answer the following questions in 3-5 sentences each: a) How do individuals acquire and develop language? b) How do you personally communicate your thoughts and how did you learn to do that? c) Based on your own experiences, what are some symbols (e.g., letters of the alphabet) people use to communicate? d) Explain how you think these symbols are related to critical thinking? Thinking and Language Reflection A) Individuals acquire and develop language through their cognitive developmental stages. Usually during our sensorimotor stages, language skills are now starting to develop. Cooing and babbling are types of language. Once we reach our pre-operational stages, we should have most of the skills to make and understand language for the most part. We continue to learn and strengthen our skills as we grow. B) I learned that I may not always be good at expressing my thoughts. I have learned that I am better at writing out what I feel. I guess I can get more out that way. I have the opportunity to reread what I have written and then make corrections so that the point that I am getting at is full understood by the reader. I learned to do this from trial and error. I found that more people understand my writing as opposed to me talking directly to them sometime. C) Some symbols that people use to communicate are Morris code. They also use sign language. There are pictures that people use to get their points across and also things like items (e.g., cup to see if they need a drink). We have been taught what the symbols stand and are used for, therefore when someone shows then to use; we can normally guess what they are saying even without words. D) These symbols are related to critical thinking because they make you think on a deeper level than if the person just said what they meant. It is easy to say there is dog food on the floor, but to show a
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