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SLI Corner: Sign Language Helping Hearing Kids Communicate Better

[Source:  My Fox Orlando] Even though they hear just fine, children at a local pre-school are learning sign language. For the past four years sign language has been part of the curriculum at Rolling Hills Moravian Mothers Morning Out, which is open to children … Continue reading

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Stuttering Linked to Rhythm Perception Deficiency

[Source: Science Daily] Stuttering may be more than a speech problem. For the first time, researchers have found that children who stutter have difficulty perceiving a beat in music-like rhythms, which could account for their halting speech patterns. Michigan State … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Brain Area that Integrates Speech’s Rhythms

[Source:  Science Daily] Duke and MIT scientists have discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech, a crucial element of spoken language. Timing matters to the structure of human speech. For example, phonemes are … Continue reading

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Secrets of Baby Talk: Why Mothers Say Coo While Fathers Stay Cool

[Source:  Science Daily] Babytalk, which includes higher-pitched voices and a wider range of pitches, is sometimes known as “motherese,” partly because most research on parent-child interactions has traditionally focused on the mother’s role. Scientists study this common behavior because they … Continue reading

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Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

[Source:  Medical Xpress.com] (HealthDay)—Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study. Preschoolers in the Seattle study spent just a half hour playing outside and were offered less than an hour each … Continue reading

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