Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Bachelor of Science
Research has identified the importance of quality interactions with parents, caregivers, and peers in the promotion of language acquisition. We question how certain aspects of parental language, primarily repetition, expansion, and extension, correlate with child language skills. There is limited research available regarding the impact of conversational overlap on a child’s language development at a singular time point, with most studies being longitudinal, especially when assessing conversations between children and their caregivers in different settings, such as a museum exhibit. Our findings suggest that children need less parental recasting as they age and as their language skills are bolstered.
Gould, Madison, "Assessing Parental Conversational Overlap in a Museum Setting and Its Correlation with Child Language Skills" (2023). Honors Theses and Capstones. 770.