First, one potential alternative explanation was that communicative behavior
occurred solely as a function of the prompt (i.
Joint interactions include joint attention, turn taking, reciprocity, and other "your turn-my turn" activity that maintains child engagement with adults or material and reinforces child production of interactive and communicative behavior
(Flom & Pick, 2003; Kochanska & Aksan, 1995; Laible & Thompson, 2000).
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, APA, 2000), autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impairments in social and communicative behaviors
with great variations in ability, depending on developmental level, intelligence, and chronological age.
The third set of studies relates to the question of how the expression of cultural values is related to communicative behavior
in actual interaction.
Given that autism, and Asperger's syndrome in particular, are typically associated with difficulties in social relationships and communication, it is not surprising that, in The Curious Incident, Christopher's communicative behavior
includes a number of salient features which readers are likely to interpret as a reflection of his condition.
He named his analysis verbal behavior to describe his functional account of language as communicative behavior
Changes in Specific Communicative Behavior
In practical terms, this means that Young sometimes formulates very broad claims about the body, the self, and medicine on the basis of communicative behavior
observed during a single interaction.
The Vygotskian perspective, however, stresses the importance of considering the impact of all communicative behavior
, both linguistic and nonlinguistic, on cognitive development.
This resulted in four unique sessions during which to observe Rose's communicative behavior
Durand, 1990; Carr, Levin, McConnachie, Carison, Kemp, & Smith, 1994; Reichle & Wacker, 1993) and that communicative behavior
that is not functionally equivalent does not replace challenging behavior (e.
This shortcoming is connected to the issue of cultural knowledge and its pervasive influence on how people interpret situations and guide their communicative behavior
as a result.