Hippokratia 1998, 2(2):79-82
The relationship between ideas and emotions are essential for the psychic equilibrium; cognitive development and readiness for communication are important as well. Language is a pivotal tool for the assesment of external reality and the understading of the internal psychic world. The child talks more readily about his sensorial understanding than about his feelings. Use language, thought and child playing are closely related. Difficulties in language development may repressent a simple developmental delay in this capacity or more complicated pathological entities. Learning to talk demands dialogue. Children have the ability to select meaningful information from an environment that provides opportunities for verbal exchanges with an adult, provided that the context is in interesting and lively for them.