Observe the infant during play and daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The infant points to object or vocalizes to request a desired object.
Help early childhood educators and parents understand the nonverbal communication that the infant uses. Gestures are now not just showing an object or requesting an action on the child (“Pick me up.”) The infant now wants adults to do something with an object (e.g., “Will you fill my cup?” “Can you wind up my toy?”) The child recognizes adults as people who can do something he cannot, and his gestures convey a complex request for assistance.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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