ERIC Number: EJ609755
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Preverbal Communicative Competence: An Essential Step in the Lives of Infants with Severe Physical Impairment.
Reinhartsen, Debbie B.
Infants and Young Children, v13 n1 p49-59 Jul 2000
Discussion of components of preverbal communicative competence in typically developing infants is related to development of children with severe physical impairment (SPI). Specifically, eye gaze, attention, and gesture are described as they relate to reciprocity, consistency, and predictability of infant-caregiver interactions. Intervention strategies to facilitate optimal communication and cognitive growth for infants with SPI are suggested. (Contains extensive references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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