• The impact of hearing loss on the development of gesture use 

    Miller, Tara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    In hearing infants, gesture use has been linked with later language development. Therefore, it is crucial to understand similarities and differences in gesture use in infants with hearing loss as compared to hearing infants. ...
  • Maternal behaviors following infant vocalization 

    Doveikis, Kate (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Studies of maternal responsiveness suggest responsive maternal utterances may encourage infant behaviors important to mastering speech and language. However, little is known about instances in which mothers are non-responsive. ...
  • Maternal verbal responsiveness to infant vocalizations 

    Millett, Amanda L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Studies of maternal responsiveness to infant vocalizations shed light on mothers' role in language development. This study examined contingent verbal responses produced by 35 mothers to infants 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 ...