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Prosem Lecture: Examining Differences in Caregiver Opportunities to Respond During Dyadic and Triadic Caregiver-Child Interactions in Children with Down Syndrome

December 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marianne Elmquist, Ph.D.
T32 Postdoctoral researcher
WISC lab and RIDDL lab, Waisman Center, UW-Madison

Topic: Examining Differences in Caregiver Opportunities to Respond During Dyadic and Triadic Caregiver-Child Interactions in Children with Down Syndrome

Caregiver-child interactions are considered a critical, robust, and facilitative context for promoting language learning in young children. These ‘serve and return’ interactions not only expose children to language facilitating behaviors from the caregiver but also provide key opportunities for the child to demonstrate their own language behaviors. While researchers often examine these behaviors during interactions with a single caregiver and their child (i.e., dyadic), caregiver-child interactions with two caregivers and the child (i.e., triadic) are explored less frequently, despite their frequent occurrence in everyday life in families with two or more caregivers. Understanding the extent to which key behaviors vary—or perhaps not—across these configurations may have implications for intervention. As a necessary first step, this preliminary investigation examined the potential differences in the type and complexity of caregiver opportunities to respond across dyadic and triadic interactions.

Funding sources: T32 DC005359, P50HD105353, F31 DC018716, Vilas life cycle award, and startup funds from the University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Date:
December 5, 2022
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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62 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States