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What stuttering reveals about the development of the gesture-speech relationship

Mayberry R, Jaques J, DeDe G ...see all

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, vol. 1998, issue 79 (1998) pp. 77-88

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Gestures are temporally synchronized with the speech they accompany
in both children and adults. Gesture maintains its synchronization
with speech even in the face of the massive disruptions in timing
caused by stuttering. The primary difference between child and adult
systems is that children gesture during proportionately less of their
talk than do adults.

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  • Rachel I. Mayberry

  • Joselynne Jaques

  • Gayle DeDe

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