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Toddler Language and Parental Sensitivity Predict 36-Month-Olds’ Internal State Language

Poster Session VII - Board: VII-115
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Laura Marie Armstrong
Pennsylvania State University

Pamela M. Cole
Pennsylvania State University

In a longitudinal study of 114 children from economically strained families, toddler language ability (at ages 24 and 30 months) interacted with maternal sensitivity to predict children’s later (36 months) internal state language, whereas family income, child temperament, and fathers’ sensitivity did not.

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Festschrift for Donald Stein