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Use of Gestures Reflects Language Instinct in Young Children

When young children use gestures to communicate specific concepts, their gestures segment information and reorganize it into language-like sequences, new research shows. ... More>


Let’s Skype! Video Chat Use Among Infants and Toddlers

Elisabeth McClure, Georgetown University, present her research on "Let's Skype! Video Chat Use Among Infants and Toddlers" at the 2014 APS Annual Convention. ... More>


Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood will be held July 7–9, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.hsrconference.net.... More>


Social Feedback Loop Aids Language Development

Verbal interactions between parents and children create a social feedback loop important for language development, but that loop appears to be weaker and less frequent in interactions with autistic children. ... More>


Children’s Language Advantage

Why are children more successful at learning a new language compared to adults? Elissa Newport has devoted her career to studying human language acquisition, including the learning differences between children […]... More>