Tag: children

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 help their children perform and adjust to new virtual and modified in-person learning environments. Virtual...

#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 with birth and death records, as well as estimates of immigration, the Census Bureau determined that young children...

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 the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The new show is part of...

‘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 learn to see, talk, and understand the world.In a series of experiments with children three to five years...

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 fulfill their potential. What Is Dyslexia?Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference. It affects a child’s...

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 University of Edinburgh. The study’s assessments of nine-month-old children suggest that those who hear baby-talk words more frequently are faster at picking up new words between...

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 hear one language spoken with different accents, the babies recognized words dramatically differently than babies who heard little variation in accents. This demonstrates that daily...

Inuit App for Children

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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 Labrador. Ellsworth’s product, Ilinniarnaqsivuq (Time for School), will focus on children age three to seven. It features three languages, English, Inuktitut¸ and Inuinnaqtun, to teach vocabulary...
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