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Theory of Mind: Language and Cognition in Deaf Children

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Theory of Mind: Language and Cognition in Deaf Children

By: Schick, B. , de Villiers, J. , de Villiers, P. & Hoffmeister, B. (2002, December 03). The ASHA Leader.

What does it mean to say that a child has a Theory of Mind?

As young children mature, they develop an understanding of themselves and other people as psychological beings who think, know, want, feel, and believe. They come to understand that what they think or believe may be different from what another person thinks and believes. They also learn that much of our behavior is motivated or caused by our knowledge and beliefs.



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