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Literate Links

February 14, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Studying language development since I first became a Speech-Language Pathologist has become a never ending passion with sometimes surprising twists. New studies emerge almost daily with mind boggling results from MRI research, new computer generated programs and language investigations involving younger and younger children. One such new study, by developmental psychologist David Lewkowicz of Florida Atlantic University, describes recent research wherein scientists found that babies’ language development during the babbling stage, at about 6 months, makes a dramatic change. Their eye gaze begins to shift to the mouth. In other words, babies begin to actually study what the mouth is doing when it its making those funny speech sounds. Another study reported in Live Science in 2009 by Charles Q Choi, noted that French researchers had found that newborns cry with the same melodic pattern as their native language and suggests that infants begin picking up elements of language in the womb! Read the rest of this entry →

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Telepractice Speech and Language Therapy

September 1, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Many children who receive special education services also have speech and language services on their IEPs.  As a parent you are probably aware of the shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) across the country.  Read the rest of this entry →

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