This book considers communication development during the first 18 months of life of infants and summarizes the extensive literature about early parent—infant interactions. It is intended for professionals in speech language pathology and pediatrics.

chapter 3|14 pages

A Scientific Stance toward Infants

chapter 4|34 pages

Shared Attentiveness

chapter 5|35 pages

Interpersonal Engagement

chapter 6|40 pages

Joint Object Involvement

chapter 7|40 pages

The Emergence of the Symbolic Code