All babies lip-read from about 6 months of age, to learn mouth-shapes for the sounds they hear, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University. When a baby gazes intently at a speaker’s mouth, this indicates they are working to learn to form syllables for themselves, instead of just babbling. Read: Babies Learn Language By Reading
Are you curious about what your child will learn when they start school? How will they learn, and with what? Computers, not books! Today’s toddlers are digital natives. Namely, they will grow up knowing how to use smartphones and tablet PCs, regardless of their social or educational background. More preschoolers know how to use a
From November 7th, 2011, babies born at Waterford and Wexford Regional Hospitals can have free newborn hearing tests, in an opt-in programme that is also available to babies born outside of hospital in Waterford. These new hospital newborn hearing test programmes, costing in the region of €1.1 million annually, are part of the HSE’s Newborn Hearing Screening Programme for
Irish Deaf Kids held a technology and education event in Dublin on October 10th, 2011. The event proved to be invaluable for all attendees, and was put together to give parents, educators and other stakeholders in-depth insights to how deaf and hard-of-hearing (hoh) children can use digital tools to better communicate and learn in a
“Video-games, and the type of learning and thinking they generate, may serve as a cornerstone for education and economies of the future”. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, video-games offer great learning potential. Social and interpersonal skills can be taught, as can problem-solving abilities (which the children in question may have already). Read: Is Gaming
A deaf person’s life-experience of the education system, shapes their views on deaf education, according to a new post on the Paraquad Disability Blog. >> The Deaf Education Debate Continues: Influences of technology, policy and environment The different perspectives in this post need reading, to understand the core issues around school placements for students who
Imaginosity (Dublin Childrens’ Museum) and IDK are hosting a book-reading for all children aged 4 to 9 at Imaginosity, on October 14th at 4pm. Children attending the reading of “A Birthday For Ben“, access Imaginosity’s child-centred, educational and interactive museum space for creative play. During Imaginosity’s Festival of Stories, its Super Saver Rate for school groups
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