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ERIC Number: ED310573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Joint Activity Intervention on Children's Pragmatic Language Skills.
McCarthy, Catherine; And Others
The paper reports on an exploratory study of the turntaking and pragmatic language skills of handicapped children during parent-child reciprocal play, compared to that of non-handicapped children. The four handicapped children were 25-36 months of age. The paper also describes a pilot intervention involving carefully structured joint activity play routines between parent and child designed to increase generalized pragmatic language skills. The study found a discrepancy between turntaking ability and communicative ability for the handicapped dyads in that their performance on the communication tasks tended to be poor whereas their performance on the turntaking tasks tended to be good. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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