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ERIC Number: EJ936112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
A Model of Communicative Perspective-Taking for Typical and Atypical Populations of Children
Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Fecica, Agnieszka M.
Developmental Review, v31 n1 p55-78 Mar 2011
Successful communication requires that individuals attend to the perspective of their conversational partners and use this information to modify their behavior accordingly. This paper presents a framework by which to understand children's communicative perspective-taking skills and, within this framework, outlines three routes by which children's communicative perspective-taking performance can be disrupted. First, children may have difficulty in communicative contexts due to deficits in mentalizing ability whereby they are unable to appreciate another's perspective. Second, children may have intact mentalizing abilities but do not have the cognitive skills to support the use of this information when generating communicative behaviors. Third, decreased social exposure may lead to exacerbated deficits in either mentalizing ability or the use of mentalistic information within communicative contexts. Patterns within both typical and atypical populations (i.e., autism, ADHD, and mood disorders) are reviewed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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