LABIODENTAL

A speech sound also called a labial dental, also a denoting speech sound made with the lower lip touching or near the upper teeth....

LAISSEZ-FAIRE GROUP

When little or no control is exerted over members activities decisions or interests

LANGUAGE

Any comparable non-verbal means of communication such as sign or the languages used in the computer programming, the communicative system used by a particular...

LANGUAGE-EXPERIENCE APPROACH TO READING

The theory that using materials that relate to a child's experiences as an aide of teaching reading and other language skills.

LATENT TRAIT THEORY

A model for the design of instruments used in observing traits or testing unobservable traits. The preferred method of developing tests and scoring for...

LAW OF FILIAL REGRESSION

The principle that inherited traits such as tallness may revert to the mean of the population meaning offspring would be tall but closer to...

LABOR

From the dilation of the cervix until the infants head begins to emerge into the birth canal, see delivery it is the first stage...

LAISSEZ-FAIRE LEADER

The type of leader who provides little guidance from group activities and only interacts minimally with the group members and provides input only when...

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

The term is preferred by those who emphasize the active role of the child as a learner with considerable innate linguistic knowledge, although often...

LANGUISHING

A condition of ones mental health characterized by lack of interest, apathy, and listlessness usually caused by boredom.

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