Before speech, babies rely on interactions with their parents to learn about their environment and develop language. The features of these interactions are often studied by researchers and highlighted in language development training programmes. However, it is unclear whether perceptions of these interactions differ between different groups of people.
This study will investigate whether different groups of people perceive the quality and features of mother-baby interactions differently. If this is found to be the case, the information provided will increase our understanding of how to promote high quality interactions between young babies and their parents.
We are currently looking for parents with children under 2 years, or nursery staff with experience of working with children under 2, who would be willing to come along to Manchester’s Child Study Centre to take part in this research. If you are interested in taking part in this study, or would like more information, please contact the main investigator, PhD student Laura Boundy or call the child study centre on 0161 275 2444.