Verbal and Written Language
We live in an extremely literate society. Written language is used to express ideas, make commands, ask questions, give information, and interact with others.
One of the most important factors for a child to develop the basis for written language is to first understand and correctly use spoken language. This makes writing a process in which the child is simply transferring what he or she says into a written code. It is for this reason that language development is usually a very good indicator of writing skills.