Multimodal referential communication in newly-sighted children: A test of adaptive pragmatics

Vrinda Bhatia, Vishakha Shukla, Anwesha Mahapatra, Madeleine Long, Paula Rubio-Fernández

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- In neurotypical children, joint attention is primarily established through the visual modality.
- What about newly sighted children?—That is, children with late sight onset who have been treated for blindness due to congenital cataracts. How do they make use of their newly acquired visual modality in referential communication?
Current study:
- Investigates how newly sighted children’s pragmatic skills develop after a prolonged visualdeficit.
- Two groups of newly sighted children—Prakash children (two cohorts with better and worseinitial visual acuity, recently treated) and Silver Linings children (up to 7 years post-op), were tested longitudinally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventMany Paths to Language 2023 - Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 202327 Oct 2023


ConferenceMany Paths to Language 2023
Abbreviated titleMPaL 2023
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