For Twins, Gesture and Speech Go Hand-in-Hand in Language Development
[Source: Science Daily]
Gestures — such as pointing or waving — go hand in hand with a child’s first words, and twins lag behind single children in producing and using those gestures, two studies from Georgia State University psychology researchers show.
Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children, said principal researcher Seyda Ozcaliskan, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Language use also lags for twins, and language — but not gesture — is also affected by sex, with girls performing better than boys, Ozcaliskan said.
This article made me think of this oldie but goodie viral video of twin communication.
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