Basic Tech Rules at Home Make More Time for Verbal Communication with Children

With new data showing that a majority of speech-language pathologists say children’s preoccupation with today’s personal technology is qualitatively different from past generations’ distractions of choice, such as television—with greater potential for harm—speech-language pathologists urge parents to implement some basic tech rules in their households to make time for verbal communication. This advice is especially […]

Sam Works to Discriminate Between Sounds and Words

38-month old Sam reveals how sound discrimination is a difficult job for young children. The video demonstrates that Sam produces his babysitter Nicole’s name with closed lips at the beginning of the word to say “Micole.” The sounds “n” and “m” sound very similar, so it is not surprising that Sam “mis-hears” “n” as “m.” […]