Gesture development: a review for clinical and research practices.

  title={Gesture development: a review for clinical and research practices.},
  author={Nina C Capone and Karla K. McGregor},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={47 1},
The aim of this article is to provide clinicians and researchers a comprehensive overview of the development and functions of gesture in childhood and in select populations with developmental language impairments. Of significance is the growing body of evidence that gesture enhances, not hinders, language development. In both normal and impaired populations, gesture and language development parallel each other and share underlying symbolic abilities. Gesture serves several functions, including… 

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