of Communicating Partners
Five Developmental Stages
and Five Relationship Strategies
Five stages of communication developmentIt could be said that we are learning to communicate anew in every interaction
we have. The same is true with children: they develop communication in several
stages. The stages are overlapping. For autistic and many late-talking children,
these skills can be splintered in development; that is, they can develop the
stages of some skills before or after the equivalent stages of other skills. We have
found that it is critical to consider social and communication development on a
long continuum from first interactions to complex conversations years later.
Communicating Partners has found five stages in which our children have
profound delays. These five stages are:
|• ||nonverbal communication|
|• ||social language|
|• ||civil behavior.|
This book will follow children along these five stages. Together the stages
address the questions:
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Communicating Partners: 30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late-Talking Children Including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (Asd), Down Syndrome, and Typical Development : Development Guides for Professionals and Parents.
Contributors: James D. Macdonald - Author.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 62.
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