Category Archives: Speech and Language

Technology and child creativity in writing

Technology may have a detrimental effect on children’s creativity, according to the Pilot Pen Australia Creativity Report by psychologist Kimberley O’Brien (details are from an article in Xinhua Net).  There are at least two areas worthy of note in the … Continue reading

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Child-directed speech

Child-directed speech is speech commonly used by parents or caregivers when communicating with children. (a full definition from the American Heritage Dictionary is at the end of the post). As speech is one of the most important ways in which … Continue reading

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Baby sign language I

A hot trend in baby development is baby sign language, where parents speak with their pre-verbal babies using American Sign Language.  It’s not that the babies will be deaf or mute; they’re simply not developed enough yet to speak verbally. … Continue reading

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