Characteristics of Intentional Communication
-eye contact while gesturing and vocalizing.
-alternating gaze between object and partner.
-consistent gestures and ritualization of gestures.
-using the same gesture and vocalization combination for one particular object, event or situation.
-persistent if communicative attempts aren't noticed.
-can modify attempts to be noticed.
For example: Every time a child sees a chair child points at chair as says "chay!" The child continues to
point at the "chay" why looking back and forth from the chair to the partners eyes to back to the chair to make sure partner
understands what the child is talking about. Accordingly, the child only says "chay" when pointing to a chair, therefore the
gestures and vocalization os consistent and ritualized.