Passive screen time for under-twos has no educational benefit and may slow language development, according to US-based nonprofit entity, ChildTrends. Read: Tech For Tots – Not All Bad – Or Good One-To-One Interactions “Children learn best by interacting with other people and the world around them”, said Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University. To this end,
Babies born up to eight weeks early whose parents talked directly to them while in the care unit, had better language skills at 18 months old, according to new research from Brown University in the US. With many premature babies having hearing issues, this piece can build parents’ understanding of how language is developed through
Sibling influences shape a younger child’s language more than was thought, according to new research of 385 preschoolers in Ontario, Canada, and which was published in the February print edition of Pediatrics magazine. Older children influence language development This research has implications for children with hearing issues in larger families, where parents may interact less
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
His profile reads “I am the happiest deaf teenager on Facebook”. UK-based Jamie Williams started writing a blog after a friend said how happy and content he is, even when he’s deaf. And his writing ability shows in the blog. Read: Deaf teenager’s blog takes Facebook by storm Jamie’s blog is “A Deaf Boy in
With bilateral cochlear implants (both ears) in Ireland’s news recently, here’s some information that may answer readers’ and families’ questions. Read: Who is a cochlear implant candidate? Some unilateral (single-ear) implant-wearers keep a hearing-aid in the other ear, and can recognise speech by listening through two ears. Others choose to ‘go bilateral’ with 2 cochlear
Most deaf children with residual hearing can learn to lip-read and speak when digital hearing devices and speech therapy are available from a very early age (zero to three). Free eBook For Families Teaching Spoken Language Try this ebook, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Talk: Perfectly!” (PDF format) This is called the oral approach. For hearing
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