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Mind-mindedness och kommunikativ utveckling: Samband mellan moderns mentaliseringsyttranden och barnets senare språkliga och kommunikativa utveckling
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mind-mindedness and Development of Communication : The Relationship Between the Mother’s Mind-related Comments and the Childs Later Language- and Communication Development (English)
Abstract [en]

Mind-mindedness refers to the mother’s ability to treat her child as an individual with a mental life of his or her own. In the present study, the purpose is to investigate the relationship between the amount of mind-related comments the mother produces when the child is 9 months of age and the child’s development in language and communication at the age of 15 months. The hypothesis is that the amount of mind-related comments the mother produces has a positive affect on the child’s language abilities as well as his or her ability to initiate joint attention. The number of mind-related comments were identified according to the guidelines of Meins and Fernyhough (2006). Language development were measured with the parent questionaire SECDI, Swedish early communication development inventory (Eriksson & Berglund, 1999). The child’s communicative abilities were measured with ESCS, Early social communication skills (Mundy et al. 2003). A positive correlation between the amount of mind-related comments by the mother and the use of communicative gestures by the child, were observed. No further significant relationships were found in support of the hypothesis in the present study. The results are discussed in relation to earlier research concerning mind-mindedness and communicative development.

Abstract [sv]

Mind-mindedness refererar till moderns förmåga att se sitt barn som en individ med ett eget känsloliv som styr hans eller hennes agerande. I föreliggande studie är syftet att undersöka sambandet mellan moderns användning av mentaliseringsyttranden i samspel med barnet vid 9 månader och barnets språkliga och kommunikativa utveckling då barnet är 15 månader. Hypotesen är att antalet mentaliseringsyttranden modern använder positivt påverkar barnets språkliga förmåga samt barnets förmåga att initiera delad uppmärksamhet. Antalet mentaliseringsyttranden hos mamman kodades enligt de kriterier som Meins och Fernyhough (2006) arbetat fram. Barnets språkliga förmåga mättes genom ett föräldrarskattningsformulär, SECDI (Swedish Early Communicative Development Inventories) (Eriksson & Berglund, 1999). Barnets kommunikativa förmåga skattades med formuläret Early social communication scales (Mundy et al. 2003). Ett signifikant positivt samband förelåg mellan antalet mentaliseringsyttranden hos modern och barnets användande av kommunikativa gester. I övrigt framkom inga signifikanta samband till stöd för föreliggande studies hypoteser. Resultaten diskuteras utifrån tidigare forskning med mind-mindedness och kommunikativ utveckling.

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2011. , 53 p.
Keyword [sv]
Mind-mindedness, språkutveckling, kommunikation, delad uppmärksamhet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68708ISRN: LIU-IKE/SLP-A--11/005--SEOAI: diva2:422277
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The Speach and Language Pathology program
2011-05-19, Almen, Linköpings Universitet, 581 83 Linköping, 11:30 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-06-12 Created: 2011-05-30 Last updated: 2011-06-12Bibliographically approved

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