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Latest Speech disfluency Stories

2011-04-18 07:55:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Those "ums" and "uhs" and other filler clauses that break up your sentences may actually be beneficial for toddlers. A new study at the University of Rochester's Baby Lab found that toddlers can use those common hesitations, known as disfluencies, to help them learn language better. One example researchers gave was a parent who was teaching a toddler the names of animals. If the parent points to a rhinoceros and says, "Look at the, uh, uh, rhinoceros," the stumbling is...