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ERIC Number: EJ782037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Patterns in Early Interaction between Young Preschool Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments and Their Parents
Sandberg, Annika Dahlgren; Liliedahl, Marie
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v24 n1 p9-30 2008
The aim of this study is to examine whether the asymmetrical pattern of communication usually found between people who use augmentative and alternative communication and their partners using natural speech was also found in the interaction between non-vocal young preschool children with cerebral palsy and their parents. Three parent-child dyads (children's age 2;5-3;4 and developmental age 18 months) were video-recorded during everyday activities. Three comparison dyads with children matched for developmental age and sex with the children in the focus dyads were studied in the same situations. There were only small differences between the two sets of children, while the parents in the focus dyads were more active than the parents in the comparison dyads. The results are discussed in relation to early intervention, aiming at enhancing development of functional patterns of interaction. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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