Prelinguistic interventions

Kathleen Tait*, Madonna Tucker, Sofia Mavropoulou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose of Review
To review studies evaluating interventions for developing the prelinguistic communication skills of young children with developmental disorders and complex communication conditions.

Recent Findings
Evidence supports the use of naturalistic behavioral interventions for improving the prelinguistic communication skills of young children with developmental disorders provided that the interventions are implemented in relatively high doses.

Summary
Early intervention to replace or enhance a child’s prelinguistic behavior may help to prevent communicative breakdowns and the emergence of problematic forms of communication. Future research using rigorous methodology is needed to identify the specific intervention components that promote prelinguistic behavior change as this may lead to differential responsivity to interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106–111
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent developmental disorders reports
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date14 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • prelinguistic communication
  • prelinguistic intervention
  • developmental disorders
  • severe communication impairment
  • brief review

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