Reading to infants and young children is associated with stronger vocabulary skills at age three. The findings reveal parents who read to children with genetic predispositions to learning and attention disorders help improve their language acquisition skills.
A new study considers how lexical tones can affect an infant's ability to associated words with objects.
Using fNIRS, researchers discovered babies are able to pick out words from speech at as young as three days old.
A new study links folic acid intake in pregnant women with epilepsy and language development in children. Researchers report among children whose mothers with epilepsy did not take folic acid, 34% had delayed language skills at 18 months.
A new study challenges how we think about how humans acquired language. The study found no evidence that recent, human specific selection occurs for the FOXP2 gene in relation to language development
Engaging young children in conversation helps boost language development, researchers report.
A new study reveals language is learned in brain systems that predate humans.
Max Planck Institute researchers report deaf children who receive cochlear implants are better at learning words when introduced to spoken word than children with normal hearing.
Researchers have discovered an elevated rate of language delay in 30 month old girls born to mothers who took the pain killer acetaminophen during pregnancy. The delay, however, was not witnessed in boys.