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11 Cards in this Set

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an organized pattern of sensorimotor functioning
the process in which people understand an experience in terms of their current stage of cognitive development and way of thinking
changes in existing ways of thinking that occur in response to encounters with new stimuli or events
piaget's initial major stage of cognitive development, which can be broken down into 6 substages
sensorimotor stage
the realization that people and objects exist even when they cannot be seen
object permanence
an act in which a person who is no longer present is imitated by children who have witnessed a similar act
deferred imitation
the systematic, meaningful arrangement of symbols, which provides for the basis for communication
making speechlike but meaningless sounds
one-word utterances that stand for a whole phrase, whose meaning depends on the particular context in which they are used
speech in which words not critical to message are left out
telegraphic speech
a type of speech directed towards infants, characterized by short, simple sentences
infant-directed speech