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, Albert’s grandmother, is babysitting at her home. Sue is washing dishes in the kitchen while Albert is resting in a crib in the living room. Waking from a nap, Albert begins to cry. Description of Interaction: Interaction 1. S: What’s the matter, sweetie? 2. A: (cries intensely) Context Calling from the kitchen Crying halts for a moment at Sue’s call, then persists 3. S: Ohhhhh, it’s okay. 4. A: (crying gradually subsides) 5. S: It’s okay, baby. 6. A: (breathing heavily) 7. S: C’mon, let’s go get some nummies. Motions over the crib, voice is soothed Albert makes eye contact with Sue Sue picks up Albert from his crib Albert maintains eye contact Sue carries Albert into the kitchen and places Albert into a high chair. 8. A: Haaaaaah! 9. S: You want some nummies? 10. A: (delayed silence) Mmmbabababa. 11. S: Albert gets some nummies. 12. A: Aaaaaaah! 13. S: Are you making a mess? Albert coos, still watching Sue’s face Sue prepares a bottle of formula Albert looks around the room Sue sings, smiles to Albert; higher pitch Albert explores his environment Sue calls from across the kitchen, startling Albert
Visual perception. soothing voice 4. Sympathizing. use of calm. S: Is Albert making a mess?! Sue scoops Albert from his seat. 15. Albert vocalizes in response to Sue’s prompt 9. continued use of soothing tone 6. Sue sings to Albert as a way of reinforcing an expectation 12. My Thoughts: . fists clenched Communication Acts Observed: 1. Controlling. Pseudo-conversation. proper grammar is shifted and tone changes from reprimanding tone. Proto-conversation. Crying due to lack of facial recognition 3. A very mild form of scolding 14. Albert vocalizes after Sue sings. Albert recognizes his grandmother’s face 5. Consoling. high pitch 2. consistent use of “ba” sounds 11. though his attention is directed elsewhere 13. blows on Albert’s stomach 15.14. Joking. Babbling. Ritualizing. Albert enjoys some playtime with his grandmother. Suggesting. Reprimanding. Attention getting. Inferred directing 10. Proto-conversation. A: Aaah-aaah-aaah! Albert laughs. Albert monitors Sue’s interactions 7. Proto-conversation. Guiding Albert to the kitchen 8.
he has developed both visual and auditory recognition with his grandmother. Sue maintains a ‘here & now’ form of speech that concentrates solely upon events happening at that moment. Thus. Intentionality is clearly developing at this point. evidenced by Albert’s response to his grandmother’s appearance by halting when he hears her voice. as his mom has returned to work. . and preparing food for him.Young Albert has spent many daylight hours with his grandmother. such as when Albert begins to explore his surroundings while Sue prepares his bottle. such as Albert waking from his nap. enough to halt his crying when she approaches his crib. so Albert has reached the Illocutionary stage. and even exhibits minor displays of boredom. He has even learned how to engage in conversation by maintaining eye contact.