Preverbal Communication: Definition & Explanation


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What is preverbal communication?

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1. A child crying when it needs a diaper change is an example of what type of preverbal communication?

2. An infant who is staring at their mother's arms and lifting their own arms in the air is using what form(s) of preverbal communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet pair give you a chance to test your comprehension of the types and uses of preverbal communication. You will also be quizzed on your ability to identify examples of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on your understanding of:

  • The meaning of preverbal communication
  • Types of preverbal communication
  • Examples of preverbal communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communication lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as preverbal communication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to categorize examples of preverbal communication

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Preverbal Communication: Definition & Explanation, includes additional details about this type of communication. The lesson is based on these objectives:

  • Understand how preverbal communication is used
  • Identify different types of preverbal communication
  • Learn about the various messages that are conveyed using preverbal communication