volume 146, issue Supplement 3, PS262-S269 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0242e
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Ciara Kelly, Gary Morgan, Colin Bannard, Danielle Matthews

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A set of important pragmatic skills emerge during infancy and pave the way for later language learning. It is thought these early social communication skills develop through infant-caregiver interaction. In a microanalysis, we tested whether deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) infants (typically at high risk of reduced access to rich communicative interaction in infancy) are less likely to engage in gestural and vocal pragmatic behaviors. METHODS: We coded the naturalistic communication o…

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