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Special Issue "The First 1000 Days of Life: Investigating Early Markers for Promoting Healthy Language Development"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2022) | Viewed by 64343
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: language and cognition in populations with atypical development; linguistic processes in bilingualism; development of training for the enhancement of language and narrative skills in preschool years (typical and atypical development); analysis of language skills in children from families with low SES
Interests: development of communication, language, cognition, learning abilities and modalities of mother-infant interaction in infants and children with atypical (preterm) and typical (full-term) development; instruments of observation and evaluation of communication and language in the first years of life; development of narrative, social, cognitive, and temporal competences at preschool age; relationships between oral and written linguistic abilities at preschool and school age
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Interests: interactions between biological constraints and perceptual experience in the development of neurocognitive specialization; infant cognition; early precursors for cognitive development; cultural influence on infant cognitive development; development and plasticity of face processing biases; developmental origins of spatial biases in mental representation; implicit learning skills and serial order processing in infancy
Special Issue Information
The first 1000 days of life are recognized as a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability, as the brain is developing rapidly. The basic skills that children develop during early infancy predict success in the later development of complex, high level abilities such as language, reading and writing, and social skills. Any difficulty or shortcut during this early stage of life have significant cascading effects on the child’s future proficiency in all these abilities.
Language acquisition is one aspect of development for which the first 1000 days are most critical. Language development is a multifactorial process influenced by numerous genetic and environmental factors. Wide interindividual differences exist in the way and rate at which children acquire language, and many neurodevelopmental disorders include impairments in language and communication skills. Therefore, a solid understanding of early markers of atypical language development across the first 2 years of life becomes crucial for early prevention and intervention.
The scope of the current Special Issue is to bring together scholars and experts in the field of typical and atypical linguistic development to provide a clearer picture of the crucial factors predicting language development, and to inform practitioners on how to support language acquisition in the earlier stages of development. Broadly, this Special Issue is seeking original submissions that examine the role of different factors related to typical and atypical linguistic development, which may include, but are not limited to, SES, preterm birth, multilingual contexts, educational poverty, familial risk condition, motor development, cognitive development and linguistic input.
Dr. Maja Roch
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Sansavini
Prof. Dr. Viola Macchi Cassia
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- first thousand days
- language development
- early markers
- motor development
- cognitive development
- educational poverty
- developmental language disorder
- preterm birth
- genetic risk