Billy T. Ogletree, PhD, Patrick Bartholomew, MS, John C. Wagaman, PhD , & John C. Wagaman
Communication Disorders Quarterly
Partner-perceived communication behaviors are catalogued from four institutionalized adults with severe intellectual disabilities who are not intentional communicators. These behaviors have been observed in typically developing infants and are speculated to comprise the earliest end of a developmental continuum culminating in conventional communication. Clinical applications of findings are discussed.