Putting a Voice and Face Together in Early Infancy Determines Later Language Development
[Source: Medical X-Press; Image Credit FIU]
Matching the sight and sound of speech—a face to a voice—in early infancy is an important foundation for later language development.
This ability, known as intersensory processing, is an essential pathway to learning new words. According to a recent study published in the journal Infancy, the degree of success at intersensory processing at only 6 months old can predict vocabulary and language outcomes at 18 months, 2 years and 3 years old.
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