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Children's Unspoken Language

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Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, a developmental psychologist and the mother of two young children, demonstrates the way in which a young child's developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child's social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language.

Taking an in-depth look at four of the channels of non-verbal communication - hand gesture, facial expression, eye gaze and touch - this accessible text follows the development of young children from birth to late primary school age. Using jargon-free language Children's Unspoken Language is invaluable reading for parents and professionals alike.
  • Published: Jan 15 2003
  • Pages: 240
  • 11 x 1mm
  • ISBN: 9781843101208
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Linda Acredolo, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis

    Finally a book that takes seriously the intricate and important role that non-verbal forms of communication play in children's lives! Written in a straightforward and engaging way, Children's Unspoken Language provides parents and professionals alike with incontrovertible evidence that looking at children is as important as listening to them. Indeed, the eye-opening information that Doherty-Sneddon so skilfully integrates and interprets makes this book a must-read for any professional whose work touches on the lives of children.