holophrastic stage

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  • holophrastic stage
    • usually between 12 and 18 months
    • a child conveys a whole sentence worth of meaning into a single word or labels things around them
    • child is deliberately conveying meaning through their word choice - differentiates this stage from babbling
    • a child's first word is often 'mummy' or 'daddy'
    • a large portion of first words are concrete nouns: names of things or people around them
    • a child is likely to rely heavily on non-verbal commun. in order to clarify their meaning to their cargiver


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