Communication Developmental Theory

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Introduction to Communication Developmental Theory Keyton (2011) defined communication as a process for people to convey, exchange, and receive information with others. According to Cheney (2011), every communication developmental theories basically rooted from the similar principles that involve encoder (sender), message (either in form of verbal and non-verbal), decoder (receiver), feedback, and noise. In this case, we would look into the message part both in verbal (language) and non-verbal (body language) as to review the communication progress of observed individuals. It is because “message” play as a determinant role of quality communication and communication effectiveness is highly depends on this element (Keyton, 2011).
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For biological factor, Noam Chomsky proposed a nativist theory of language development which regards the biological existence of Language Acquisition Device (LAD). Language acquisition device allowed the children to consistently combine words and understand the information they hear after they acquired sufficient vocabulary (Berk, 2012). The idea of language acquisition device the ability of language learning that already implanted in children mind (as cited in Department of Education and Training, 2006). Scientifically, left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex plays a vital role in language development. For example, grammatical processing and language production are supported by Broca’s area which located in the left-frontal lobe; and word meaning comprehension is supported by Wernicke’s area that located in the left temporal lobe. The fact is highly corresponded to Chomsky’s nativist theory of language development (Berk, 2012). In this context, children communication development which dominantly affected by language can predicted by reviewing previous history of physical damage to children brain or…show more content…
However, their progress can be observed clearly when we applied Vygotsky theory of speech on them. Among 3 of them, only Shi Yue displays proper and regular communication development that appropriate to children at her age. Yi Xuan displays proper, but slow communication development, while Wei Qi displays proper, but fast communication development. Though they are having different progress on communication development at their age, but they all are capable to carry out simple daily communication and to express their needs to their
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