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The relation of play and sensorimotor behavior to language in the second year.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6207995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The concurrent and predictive relations of sensorimotor behavior and play to language in the second year were assessed. 19 preterm and 20 full-term infants were tested at 13 1/2 and 22 months of age. Functional play directed toward dolls and other persons and meaningfully related sequences of functional and symbolic acts at 13 1/2 months were associated with language measured at 13 1/2 months and 9 months later. Concurrent positive relations between sensorimotor behavior and language were found only at 22 months for object-permanence skills. There were no significant positive relations between sensorimotor behaviors at 13 1/2 months and language at 22 months. The consistent relations found between play and language in this research derived from the infants' ability to translate experience into symbols that are used as a means of interacting and communicating with others. Sensorimotor behavior and language were much more loosely associated in the same age period.
Authors:
J A Ungerer; M Sigman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-18     Completed Date:  1984-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1448-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cognition
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology
Language*
Male
Play and Playthings*
Psychomotor Performance*
Symbolism
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 F32 07550-01//PHS HHS; MH 33815/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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