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Habituation and Maternal Encouragement of Attention in Infancy as Predictors of Toddler Language, Play, and Representational Competence.

Infants’ habituation and mothers’ encouragement of attention were assessed at 5 months. Toddlers’ language comprehension, language production, and pretense play, and mothers’ encouragement of attention, were assessed at 13 months. Examined the contributions of infant habituation and maternal stimulation to toddlers’ cognitive abilities. (PCB)