Supporting Early Vocabulary Development: What Sort of Responsiveness Matters?

  title={Supporting Early Vocabulary Development: What Sort of Responsiveness Matters?},
  author={Michelle L. McGillion and Jane S. Herbert and Julian M. Pine and Tamar Keren-Portnoy and Marilyn M. Vihman and Danielle E. Matthews},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development},
Maternal responsiveness has been positively related with a range of socioemotional and cognitive outcomes including language. A substantial body of research has explored different aspects of verbal responsiveness. However, perhaps because of the many ways in which it can be operationalized, there is currently a lack of consensus around what type of responsiveness is most helpful for later language development. The present study sought to address this problem by considering both the semantic and… CONTINUE READING