volume 146, issue Supplement 3, PS278-S283 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0242g
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Susan Goldin-Meadow

Abstract: Speakers and signers naturally and spontaneously gesture when they use language to communicate. These gestures not only play a central role in how language is used in social situations but also offer insight into speakers' and signers' cognitive processes. The goals of this article are twofold: (1) to document how gesture can be used to identify concerns in language development and (2) to illustrate how gesture can be used to address those concerns, particularly with respect to pragmatic development. These goa…

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