in what they recommend to hearing parents. It seems clear, viewing the interactions, that the mothers respond to the states of their children on a moment to moment basis as they make decisions about when to signal and that these decisions may relate to their knowledge of the child's temperament and capabilities, as well as their own preferred styles of interacting.
I am very grateful to Kay Meadow-Orlans, Rob MacTurk, Patricia Spencer, and Lynne Koester for the opportunity to have access to data collected under the grant and for a variety of different kinds of assistance "above and beyond." My particular thanks go to Patricia Spencer for her rare generosity in sharing her play data and for the pleasure of many stimulating discussions surrounding our joint interests.
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