s. Bates and Dick (2002) argue that i) the intended use of objects, ii) the emergence of routine gestures (e.g., gesture bye), and iii) the protodeclarative pointing are the three most important prerequisites for the emergence of word comprehension. Regarding the use of objects, de Campos et al. (2009) found that prematurely born children, children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intrauterine exposure to the influence of cocaine, and with agenesis of the corpus callosum have subsequent problems with reaching and grasping of objects.

s. Bates and Dick (2002) argue that i) the intended use of objects, ii) the emergence of routine gestures (e.g., gesture bye), and iii) the protodeclarative pointing are the three most important prerequisites for the emergence of word comprehension. Regarding the use of objects, de Campos et al. (2009) found that prematurely born children, children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intrauterine exposure to the influence of cocaine, and with agenesis of the corpus callosum have subsequent problems with reaching and grasping of objects.

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