First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Emily MarquisFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Mark Jareb Dr. Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

It is common for human beings to communicate their needs, wants, ideas, and thoughts through the use of language, so it is crucial that language is developed properly. However, there are many factors that may influence the typical process of language development. Low socioeconomic status has a negative impact on language development because certain qualities of living in low socioeconomic status create an adverse environment for developing critical language skills. Some factors of low socioeconomic status that impact the development of language include poor housing conditions, lower and lesser quality interactions with caregivers, and a lack of access to resources. Research has shown that there is about a six-month disparity in vocabulary size and language processing efficiency between children of high socioeconomic status and low socioeconomic status. It was also discovered that children of low socioeconomic status did worse than children of high socioeconomic status in many language evaluations and composites. If caregivers utilize certain language interventions and children utilize statistical learning and effortful control in beneficial ways, they may be able to mitigate some of these negative effects. By conducting further research on how to minimize the negative effects of low socioeconomic status on language, we can provide further opportunities for individuals to fully connect with those around them.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Communication Disorders

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone (HN-300), Dr. Mark Jareb & Dr. Amanda Moras

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Emily Marquis, Communication Disorders major, Honors Student, Winter 2022.

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Why Low Socioeconomic Status Negatively Affects Language Development

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

It is common for human beings to communicate their needs, wants, ideas, and thoughts through the use of language, so it is crucial that language is developed properly. However, there are many factors that may influence the typical process of language development. Low socioeconomic status has a negative impact on language development because certain qualities of living in low socioeconomic status create an adverse environment for developing critical language skills. Some factors of low socioeconomic status that impact the development of language include poor housing conditions, lower and lesser quality interactions with caregivers, and a lack of access to resources. Research has shown that there is about a six-month disparity in vocabulary size and language processing efficiency between children of high socioeconomic status and low socioeconomic status. It was also discovered that children of low socioeconomic status did worse than children of high socioeconomic status in many language evaluations and composites. If caregivers utilize certain language interventions and children utilize statistical learning and effortful control in beneficial ways, they may be able to mitigate some of these negative effects. By conducting further research on how to minimize the negative effects of low socioeconomic status on language, we can provide further opportunities for individuals to fully connect with those around them.

 

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