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Teaching Prelinguistic Communication

Practice Perspectives - Highlighting Information on Deaf-Blindness Number 5, September 2009

Long before children learn language, they communicate with gestures, vocalizations, facial expressions, and body language. This is known as prelinguistic communication. This issue of Practice Perspectives describes a study of prelinguistic milieu teaching (PMT). The researchers examined how PMT can be adapted to improve the prelinguistic communication of children who are deaf-blind.