Tag: children

COVID’s Literacy Fallout

The metaphor “summer slide” has been used for decades to describe the essential skills that children lose over the summer when they’re out of school. Though this term was popular before 2020, unfortunately it...
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Recognizing Multilingual Speech Patterns

More than 20% of children in the U.S. are bilingual, a number that continues to rise year over year (Kids Count Data Center, 2018). According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), there is a...

Advice for Helping Children with Speech and Language Disorders

As the new school year nears, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is offering advice for parents of the more than 1 million U.S. children who receive school-based treatment for speech and language disorders to...

#BabiesCount in the 2020 Census

According to the Census Bureau, young children ages 0 to 4 are more likely to be undercounted by the 2020 Census than any other age group. By comparing the results of the 2010 Census...

Arabic Sesame Street Aims to Help Refugees

A brand-new, locally produced version of Sesame Street or Ahlan Simsim (“Welcome Sesame” in Arabic) premieres this month on regional children’s TV station MBC3, as well as on YouTube and local broadcast channels across...

‘Blowfish Effect’: How Children Learn Words

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like, and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words, reports a team from the Princeton Baby Lab, where researchers study how babies...

Understanding Dyslexia and How Alternative Teaching Methods Can Help Breed Success

In some cases, a dyslexia diagnosis may mean that alternative teaching methods might be necessary to help children be successful, for it is through empowerment of bright students with dyslexia that they will ultimately...

Baby Talk Works

The more baby talk (e.g., words that repeat themselves, like choo-choo, or diminutives, like bunny or Mommy) that babies are exposed to, the quicker they grasp language, according to a new study at Scotland’s...

Parents’ Accents Affect Babies

A new study reveals that multi-accent language exposure affects word form recognition in infancy. The study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, found that babies raised in homes where they...
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Inuit App for Children

To help his daughter retain the Inuit language, Vancouver-based Qajaaj Ellsworth has created an online game and application software. The language is indigenous to the North American Arctic as well as parts of subarctic...
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