Childrens’ spoken language skills benefit from responsive interactions with childhood educators and parents, according to research from the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham (FPG) child development institute. These points are valid for infants whose hearing issues are detected near birth, and who receive digital hearing devices as a priority. Read: Early Educators Build Childrens’ Communication
Earlier this year, Chicago-based ENT surgeon Dana Suskind, was mentioned on this site for her Thirty Million Words project. Working with children who have cochlear implants raised her interest into how spoken language builds when family conversations are facilitated – in babies and children with/out hearing issues. Read: Want Smart Kids? Talk – And Listen – To
Toddlers may learn spoken language faster via video which is interactive, such as Skype or video-conferencing, according to research from Temple University and the respective Universities of Delaware and Washington. Toddlers learn language faster via interactive video Notably, the toddlers in this research learned new words only during live video chats (back/forth conversation), and not
Parents of newly-identified children who’re profoundly deaf, have a lot going on. Not least, they must make hearing and communication choices on behalf of the children, and decide how the family is going to communicate in general. Recently, the US state of Florida passed legislation for parents to be told of all the possible communication options
Parents of deaf children, who are debating on a cochlear implant for their child, may gain insights from two articles written by deaf adults in the UK. The first, published by writer Charlie Swinbourne in The Guardian, is titled “Not all deaf people want to be fixed” and offers a very balanced view on why
Initially the Apple iPhone, a relative newcomer to the Irish telecoms market, may seem to be just another gadget, but there’s a lot more to it. The iPhone 4 differs from its predecessors in being marketed for video calls, media consumption, web and e-mail access. Most relevantly, it supports the FaceTime application which none of
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