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Language Delays

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 8:18 am | By Stephanie Woo

50 yrs ago, kids spoke in full sentences btn 2-2.5 yrs old. Kids today speak in full sentences btn 2.5-3. That’s a 6-month delay. Why? Kids in front of TV/computer spend less time absorbing language. Studies show kids of deaf parents who are put in front of TV to “learn” language can mimic words, but they do not understand that spoken language is used for communication. TV doesn’t teach. Human interaction does.

Reader Comments

  1. Not always… my 26 m old NEVER watches TV (we don’t even have TV!) or uses a screen, she loves to read (would have us read to her all day long!) and play independently and she still has a speech delay :o( only in speech, she understands and does things very well.

    Monday, November 25th, 2013 3:48 pm | Dove

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