ERIC Number: EJ311855
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Interactive Basis of Severely Handicapped and Normal Children's Acquisition of Referential Language.
Koenig, Mareile A.; Mervis, Carolyn B.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v27 n4 p534-42 Dec 1984
No significant differences were found between the children's use of prelinguistic gestures or patterns of play. Significant differences were found, however, between the communicative environments of the two groups. Severely handicapped Ss experienced significantly fewer opportunities to hear labels for objects of their attention or observe functional object demonstrations. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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