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A Spirit of Inquiry by James L. Fosshage, Frank M. Lachmann, Joseph D. Lichtenberg

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CHAPTER TWO

HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATION WITH SELF AND OTHER IN INFANCY? PART 2

Part 2: Modes of Symbolically Organized Experience and Communication (18 Months to Age 6 on)

The research on attachment categories indicates that well before the major transformation of symbolic organization that occurs at 18 months, highly organized patterns of communication between child and parents are firmly established, similarly or differently with each parent. Symbolic representation in the multiple modes of linear logical lexical processing (left hemisphere) and nonlinear sensory-metaphoric, imagistic processing (right hemisphere) moves the prior organization of relatedness and of communication into a dynamic flux. Older toddlers now ...

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