volume 146, issue Supplement 3, PS246-S261 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0242d
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Deborah Mood, Amy Szarkowski, Patrick J. Brice, Susan Wiley

Abstract: In this article, we review relational factors in early childhood believed to contribute in unique ways to pragmatic skill development in deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) infants and toddlers. These factors include attending to infant interactions with caregivers and others, supporting development of theory of mind through play and use of mental state language (ie, describing one's own or others' thoughts, feelings, and beliefs), and providing accessible opportunities for social interaction. On the basis of a rev…

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