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.
Researchers report the greater conversational turn taking between adults and children, the stronger the connections are between the Wernicke's area and Broca's area in the child's brain.
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.
Researchers find language precursors by deciphering the sounds of babbler birds.
Early language development isn't so much the quantity of words as the style of speech and social context in which speech occurs, researchers report.
According to a new study, analogical learning processes are present in prelinguistic babies.
A baby's repetitive babbling is influenced by the infant's ability to hear itself.
Researchers discover infant brains are surprisingly sensitive to other people's movements.
Engaging young children in conversation helps boost language development, researchers report.
According to researchers, bilingual children perform better at voice recognition and processing than monolingual children.