ERIC Number: ED101516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Early Speech Development: A Preliminary Approach for Systematic Observation. (RIEEC Research Bulletin 4).
Iitaka, Kyoko A.
A normal Japanese boy (11-months-old) was observed while playing alone and while interacting with his mother to study the child's physical and vocal imitation and to determine the relationship between his use of physical (nonverbal) and vocal (verbal) communication. During 10 free play sessions, four observers noted occurrences of such behavior as spontaneous physical contact with the mother, lack of response to the mother, and vocalization by the child while he played alone. It was found that the child vocalized more when he played with his mother than when he played alone and that vocal interaction between mother and child tended to become and was usually associated with physical interaction. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tokyo Gakugei Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. for the Education of Exceptional Children.