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2008-08-23 00:00:33

Eighty percent of children with language delays at age 2 will catch up by age 7, U.S. and Australian researchers said. However, this also means that for 20 percent of late-talking toddlers, language delays persist, said study leader Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas -- who has been working with colleagues at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, to study the language development of single and twin children. Beginning with a study of 1,766 toddlers, the researchers found that boys...

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2008-05-15 10:17:39

New research findings from the world's largest study on language emergence have revealed that one in four late talking toddlers continue to have language problems by age 7.The LOOKING at Language project has analyzed the speech development of 1766 children in Western Australia from infancy to seven years of age, with particular focus on environmental, neuro-developmental and genetic risk factors. It is the first study to look at predictors of late language.The latest findings have just been...

2006-07-27 07:20:00

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nine-month-old Alexandra lets her mother know when she is hungry. Andrew, 11 months, makes it clear he wants some milk. They may be too young to speak, but Alexandra and Andrew have joined the growing numbers of hearing babies who are learning sign language to tell their parents what they are thinking. Once confined to communicating with the deaf, sign language is undergoing a rebirth as a way for new parents to understand the needs of their offspring...

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2006-07-27 07:35:00

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES -- Nine-month-old Alexandra lets her mother know when she is hungry. Andrew, 11 months, makes it clear he wants some milk. They may be too young to speak, but Alexandra and Andrew have joined the growing numbers of hearing babies who are learning sign language to tell their parents what they are thinking. Once confined to communicating with the deaf, sign language is undergoing a rebirth as a way for new parents to understand the needs of their offspring long...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'