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Friend, Margaret; Smolak, Erin; Liu, Yushuang; Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Zesiger, Pascal – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Recent studies demonstrate that emerging literacy depends on earlier language achievement. Importantly, most extant work focuses on "parent-reported production" prior to 30 months of age. Of interest is whether and how "directly assessed vocabulary comprehension" in the 2nd year of life supports vocabulary and kindergarten…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Kindergarten
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Joyce, Amanda W.; Kraybill, Jessica H.; Chen, Nan; Cuevas, Kimberly; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Bell, Martha Ann – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: A total of 81 children participated in a longitudinal investigation of inhibitory control (IC) from 2 to 4¬†years of age. Child IC was measured via maternal report and laboratory measures under conditions of conflict and delay. Performance on delay IC tasks at 3¬†years was related to performance on these same tasks at 2 and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Investigations, Conflict, Inhibition
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Majorano, Marinella; Rainieri, Chiara; Corsano, Paola – Journal of Child Language, 2013
The present study focuses on the characteristics of parental child-directed communication and its relationship with child language development. For this purpose, thirty-six toddlers (18 males and 18 females) and their parents were observed in a laboratory during triadic free play at ages 1;3 and 1;9. The characteristics of the maternal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Longitudinal Studies, Parents
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Nelson, Lauri H.; White, Karl R.; Grewe, Jennifer – Infant and Child Development, 2012
The development of proficient communication skills in infants and toddlers is an important component to child development. A popular trend gaining national media attention is teaching sign language to babies with normal hearing whose parents also have normal hearing. Thirty-three websites were identified that advocate sign language for hearing…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Sign Language, Web Sites