Document Detail


To Sign or Not to Sign? The Impact of Encouraging Infants to Gesture on Infant Language and Maternal Mind-Mindedness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23033858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Findings are presented from the first randomized control trial of the effects of encouraging symbolic gesture (or "baby sign") on infant language, following 40 infants from age 8 months to 20 months. Half of the mothers were trained to model a target set of gestures to their infants. Frequent measures were taken of infant language development and dyadic interactions were scrutinized to assess mind-mindedness. Infants exposed to gesture did not differ from control conditions on language outcomes; thus, no support was found for previous claims that encouraging gesturing with infants accelerates linguistic development. Microgenetic analysis revealed mothers in the gesture training conditions were more responsive to their infants' nonverbal cues and encouraged more independent action by their infant.
Authors:
Elizabeth Kirk; Neil Howlett; Karen J Pine; Ben C Fletcher
Related Documents :
3809498 - Infant ribs: generalized periosteal reaction resulting from vibrator chest physiotherapy.
20588068 - Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn successfully treated with beraprost so...
21932748 - Wv birth score: maternal smoking and drugs of abuse.
23803578 - The effect of socioeconomic status on the language outcome of preterm infants at toddle...
24952998 - Challenges to breastfeeding infants with phenylketonuria.
9722248 - Nursery neurobiologic risk score and outcome at 18 months.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Affiliation:
University of Hertfordshire.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Structure of Starch Binding Domains of Halophilic Alpha-Amylase at Low pH.
Next Document:  A meta-analysis of magnesium for tetanus.