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Prelinguistic Communication

Long before children learn language, they communicate with gestures, vocalizations, facial expressions, and body language. This is known as prelinguistic (prior to language) communication. It may also be referred to as presymbolic or nonsymbolic communication.

Path to Symbolism

Teaching Prelinguistic Communication

Communication Matrix

Interaction and Bonding

Mutual Tactile Attention

Observational Overview for Programs with Students with Deaf-Blindness

Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching Bibliography

Using Cues to Enhance Expressive Communication

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