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Gestures and facial expressions appear in child communication before she/he is able to say the first word, and their qualitative and quantitative growth is considered an indicator of future language development. The aims of this article is review of the research available in literature on the use of gestures in the communication process of children whose development is typically and children with developmental disorders. There is an evidence that the differences in the development of gestures communication in children with typical and atypical development allow to predict potential language delays.
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