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ERIC Number: EJ883055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Use of Graphic Symbols in Infancy: How Early Can We Start?
Da Fonte, Maria Alexandra; Taber-Doughty, Teresa
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n4 p417-439 May 2010
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate if infants at three developmental ages could respond using graphic symbols during a choice-making task. An alternating treatment design was used to illustrate infants' response when presented with two types of graphic symbols. A total of nine items were presented to each infant and were randomly selected from suggestions provided by caregivers. No significant difference between the two graphic symbols was found. Results indicated consistency of preferred graphic symbol selection across infants in each of the three age groups. Differences among patterns of communicative behaviours across age groups were observed. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A