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‘I Spy’ Used to Show Spoken Language Helps Direct Children’s Eyes

[Source:  Science Daily] Children spot objects more quickly when prompted by words than if they are only prompted by images, cognitive scientists have demonstrated.  Spoken language taps into children’s cognitive system, enhancing their ability to learn and to navigate cluttered … Continue reading

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Feel Good Story of the Week: Visually Impaired Kids Hunt for “Audible Easter Eggs”

Editor’s Note:  Thanks to Keith Adams, PediaStaff partner for sharing this article.  How wonderful! [Source:  WJHG.com Panama City]   Most of us take something as simple as hunting Easter eggs for granted. But not children who are visually impaired. Founder April Cao … Continue reading

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Universal Syllables: Some Innate Preferences Shape the Sound of Words at Birth

[Source:  Science Daily] Languages are learned, it’s true, but are there also innate bases in the structure of language that precede experience? Linguists have noticed that, despite the huge variability of human languages, there are some preferences in the sound … Continue reading

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How the Brain Infers Structure, Rules When Learning Could Impact the Study of Learning Disabilities

[Source: Medical News Today] In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they’ll often infer cues of context and rules. In a new study, Brown University brain scientists … Continue reading

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CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. Children has Autism

[Source:  CNN] One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This newest … Continue reading

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