learning language

AusE babies trump their peers at word learning
AusE babies trump their peers at word learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning. At just 17-months-old, infants with Australian English (AusE) as their native language can already encode highly dynamic acoustic properties in speech, ... Read More »

How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development
How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way you speak to your baby can tell a very specific story. Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent’s voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language ... Read More »

App will teach infants with cochlear implants to speak
App will teach infants with cochlear implants to speak (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team of Swinburne researchers is developing an app to teach infants with cochlear implants how to speak. GetTalking is designed for infants who are born deaf and receive cochlear implants. These infants must learn how to associate the sounds ... Read More »

The hows and whys of talking to your baby
The hows and whys of talking to your baby (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The University of Wollongong’s Early Start Discovery Space officially launched its newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, on Wednesday 29 March with a talk on “Talking to your baby”. Crawlers’ Beach is for children aged from birth to two years and features activities designed ... Read More »

Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers’ Ability To Learn Words
Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers’ Ability To Learn Words (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning ... Read More »

Adopted babies can remember their birth language
Adopted babies can remember their birth language (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience. This means that even in the very early months of life, useful language knowledge ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

Late language emergence in toddlers
Late language emergence in toddlers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that ... Read More »

Literacy app spells success in early learning
Literacy app spells success in early learning (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies has developed a free educational app for parents and teachers to help children learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. Combining basic testing and results collation with colourful ... Read More »

How important is handwriting in the digital age?
How important is handwriting in the digital age? (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will examine the importance of teaching handwriting and computer keyboard skills to Australian primary school children. The study, Handwriting, keyboarding or both? That is the question, is being conducted by Dr Noella Mackenzie (picture), a ... Read More »

 
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