Infant-directed speech, or "baby talk", displays similar properties across 36 different languages.
In children who experienced a left-hemisphere stroke within days of birth, brain plasticity allows the right hemisphere to acquire language abilities normally handled by the left hemisphere while maintaining its own language ability as well.
Children of mothers who experience more negative moods as a result of postpartum depression during the first two months of their child's life have less mature processing of speech sounds at the age of six months.
The earlier language disorders in children are identified, the earlier help can be provided to insure fluid language acquisition.
Exposure to a complex mixture of endocrine-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy impacts brain development and language acquisition in children.
Parents who use "baby talk" help their infants to produce speech, a new study reports.
Just like human babies, the young Saccopteryx bilineata bat babbles as part of its initial language learning phase.
Twins lag behind single-born children when it comes to language development and hand gestures. However, female twins develop communication skills slightly faster than male twins.
Toddlers who were late talkers had more severe temper tantrums, and the risk of having a tantrum was 1.96 times greater than their peers with typical language development.
Young children with older sisters have better language skills than those with older brothers.