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ERIC Number: EJ590124
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
How To Get to the Cafeteria: Gesture and Speech in Blind and Sighted Children's Spatial Descriptions.
Iverson, Jana M.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n4 p1132-42 Jul 1999
Evaluated gesture and speech in congenitally blind and sighted 9- to 17-year olds to assess hypothesized variations in representations of spatial tasks. Found that a majority of blind children gestured only in the small-scale path-description task. Absence of gesture among blind participants was related to "segmenting strategy" in speech rarely observed among sighted children. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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