ERIC Number: ED122490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Communication in Nonverbal Children.
DuBose, Rebecca F.
The sequence of prelinguistic patterns in the infant and young child is described and explained to aid in identifying the nonverbal child's level of signal and symbol communication. Child-object and child-adult interactions are grouped into the following levels (with sample characteristic behaviors in parentheses): sensation (ceasing crying upon hearing human voices), perception (responding differentially to adults by babbling more frequently in the mother's presence), association (intentionally manipulating objects in an exploratory manner), imagery (pointing toward desired objects), and symbolism (pretending to play and imitating previously seen behavior). (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Infants, Informal Assessment, Language Acquisition, Nonverbal Communication, Perceptual Motor Learning, Sensory Experience, Sequential Learning, Young Children
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)