Sunday, November 18, 2012

The development of mands

Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking about the development of the mand reptetoire in all children.  Typically we discuss how the mand develops in children on the spectrum, but it appears that we need to look at other issues as well.

For example, how does the mand develop in response to motor development - for example, does the development of the ambulation repetoire affect the mand repetoire in any discernable manner?  If I can walk, and experience more of the environment, will I not want more of it?  And will I not ask for more?  So if the motor skills of a child are impaired, then these children will not necessarily see as much of the world and by consequence, not mand for it.

Just some Sunday evening thoughts...

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