preverbal

pre·verb·al

 (prē-vûr′bəl)
adj.
1. Preceding the verb.
2.
a. Having not yet learned to speak: preverbal children.
b. Marked by the absence of spoken language: preverbal sounds; the preverbal stage of development.

preverbal

(ˌpriːˈvɜːbəl)
adj
1. being before the development of speech: preverbal infants.
2. (Grammar) grammar coming before the verb
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APRIL 27-29: SUNIL ANAND ON HOMEOPATHIC CASETAKING FOR ADULTS AND PREVERBAL CHILDREN in Vancouver, BC.
Younger immune systems are more malleable, but preverbal children can't communicate well enough to describe their reactions.
Clinical validation of FLACC: preverbal patient pain scale.
In texts from the time of Tuthaliya IV, apa- no longer occurs as a deictic demonstrative indicating the location of a referent, but retains the function of the stressed third person pronoun marking particular kinds of topic or focus in a sentence--in preverbal position, for instance, it marks counter-expectational focus, in initial position and combined with -ya non-contrastive expanding focus, in initial position and combined with a/-ma contrastive (shifted) topic, etc.
If cataract is larger than 3 mm in diameter in the centre of pupil or unilateral cataract associated with strabismus, or bilateral cataract along with nystagmus, all are considered as visually significant.6 The assessment of visual acuity andextraocular motility and alignment in infants andyoung children presents innumerable challengesfor the clinician.7 It is difficult to check in preverbal children who are unamenable for standard visual acuity testing, fixation behavior, fixation preference, and objection to occlusion.8 However, it is utmost important to work on every aspect.
Nobody reared up over what might be construed as insulting or hurtful, and the preverbal clip around the ear hole dished out to errant apprentices and schoolboys was suffered through gritted teeth and accepted as part and parcel of everyday life.
Penny likens this to the preverbal stage of language development,
But the odd TV-within-the-TV-beings conceit of the show wasn't the problem -- it was the "gibberish" the Teletubbies directed at preverbal kids whom doctors thought should be learning to speak from their parents, said Donald Shifrin, a University of Washington pediatrician and former chair of the AAP committee that pushed for the recommendation.
Controlled through the Central Command Centre, the population and their activities are monitored along with a vehicle tracking system that forms a preverbal umbrella hovering over the allocated access points and key locations which may include check posts, public access areas, sensitive installations and restricted areas.
In truth, we cannot know what a preverbal child or baby is thinking, but that doesn't mean that we don't try to understand what he needs!
The development of communication skills in hearing-impaired infants can be assessed by examining their preverbal communication skills.
If we stripped a phrase of yours like "lacquered black Camaro" of its consonants, we'd almost have the "boom-lacka-lacka-lacka" that loops throughout OutKast's "Rosa Parks," discussed in your lyrical essay "Tuscaloosa." What's the driving impulse of scat, and is there a preverbal stage in your process?