This book details Madalaine Pugliese’s systematic framework and presents seven stages of a learner’s cognitive and language development. Each stage is outlined with learner considerations, relevant issues, communication strategies, tips for evaluating software, and an Observable Skills Checklist for moving on to the next stage. Also included are references for research and other published articles, plus recommendations for software, apps, and manipulative materials.
The seven stages are developmental and systematic. They are competency-based, rather than on age or grade. Stages One through Three are sequential and focus on Language Foundations. Stages Four through Seven, which are not sequential, focus on Academic Discovery to assess competencies within interconnected skills.
The 7 Stages of Cognitive and Language Development Included:
- Cause and Effect
- Language Readiness
- Emerging Language
- Early Concepts
- Advanced Concepts and Communication
- Functional Learning
- Written Expression
Number Sense iPad app bundle is comprised of seven apps from the book's recommendations lists
- Dollars and Cents
- Show Me Math
- Match Time
- Looking for Words
- GoWorksheet Maker
- Social Success
By combining cognition and language skills, the framework’s strategies provide common ground for IEP teams. Use these strategies to assess and select appropriate learning materials.
The Language and Learning Book includes a disc with PDFs of the book, Observable Skills Checklist, and references providing links to research articles. The book pdf provides links to software publishers’ websites and the app store. The Language and Learning Book is available with or without the App Bundle described below.
Book by Madalaine Pugliese, MS, EdS, Spiralbound, 222 pages, Includes PDF disk for printouts.