language development

Tween texting subverts grammar, language skills


July 27th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Text messaging offer tweens a short cut to send notes to friends and family, but it could also subvert language and grammar skills, point out researchers.When ... Read more...

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Baboons, infants show similar gestures


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Baboons and infants show similar gesturing behaviour, suggesting shared communication systems.Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture.It ... Read more...

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25 must-know words for every child revealed


February 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have prepared a list of 25 words that every toddler should be able to use, as these words are among the most common and the ... Read more...

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High testosterone retards language skills in boys


January 30th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Boys exposed to high levels of testosterone in the foetal stage are twice as likely to experience retarded language development. "An estimated 12 percent of toddlers ... Read more...

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Late-talking toddlers do grow up normally


July 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Late-talking toddlers are no more likely to experience behavioural and emotional difficulties during childhood than children who have normal language development, a recent study reports. The ... Read more...

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Language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study has found that language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns."We found ... Read more...

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New study explains humans’ critical ability to throw long distances


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances.The study by Indiana University and the University of Wyoming ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise in treating Fragile X


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X has shown some promise in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University ... Read more...

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Children who are looked after at home have better language skills


January 6th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Children, aged 1.5 to 3 years, who are looked after at home by a parent, child-carer or in an outdoor nursery, have better language skills than those who ... Read more...

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Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

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Learning to swim ‘could make kids smarter’


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 2 (ANI): Queensland researchers believe that learning to swim could make children smarter.A Griffith University research project will examine over 10,000 kids aged up to five to find out if ... Read more...

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Fish oil during pregnancy ‘does not cut risk of post-natal depression’


October 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): There is no evidence to confirm that taking fish oil during pregnancy reduces the risk of post-natal depression, according to a new study from the University of Adelaide.Professor ... Read more...

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Kids under nine should be banned from using computer, says expert


June 14th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): A leading psychologist has urged schools to ban children under the age of nine from using computers as the technology is damaging their brains.Psychologist and author Dr ... Read more...

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Cochlear implantation in kids linked to improved language skills


April 21st, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Children with hearing loss can benefit immensely if they receive a cochlear implant before 18 months of age, a new study has revealed.The research, led by Johns ... Read more...

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Educational baby videos don’t make infants brainier


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A survey has found that educational baby videos do not appear to improve the overall general language learning of 12 to 24 months old children, nor do they ... Read more...

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Mum’s sensitivity may help language growth in autistic kids


February 26th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Maternal sensitivity may influence language development among children who go on to develop autism, say scientists.According to researchers at the University of Miami, maternal responsiveness can predict language ... Read more...

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Teens ‘use just 800 different words a day’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): Teenagers use approximately 800 different words a day, a linguistic expert claims.Apparently, the abbreviated "teenspeak" of text messages, social networking sites and Internet chat rooms are having significant ... Read more...

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Abbreviated ‘teenspeak’ can harm job chances


January 10th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Abbreviated forms of communication among teenagers may become a problem for them later in life while securing jobs, experts claim.Apparently, the abbreviated "teenspeak" of text messages, social networking ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan on course with 2010 development strategy


December 28th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec. 28 (ANI): President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said that Kazakhstan is on course with its development strategy for 2010, notwithstanding the financial meltdown of the previous two years.Speaking in an ... Read more...

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Keep tots away from the box


November 30th, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (DPA) What do doctors say about young children's television viewing habits? How long in front of the screen is too long?According to advice given to the Australian government, tots ... Read more...

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Language learning begins in the womb


November 6th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that infants begin picking up ... Read more...

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Newborns cry with an ‘accent’


November 6th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Newborns start learning language in the womb - and their cries reflect the language their parents speak, say researchers."The dramatic finding of this study is that not only ... Read more...

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Imaginary friends help kids develop better language skills


August 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Having an imaginary friend seems to play a positive role in a child's language development, says a new study. Elaine Reese, professor at the University of Otago (UO), New ... Read more...

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Newspaper by rural Indian women wins UN literacy award (Second Lead, Correction in para two)


August 4th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 4 (IANS) A newspaper produced entirely by women in rural India is among the four winners of this year's Literacy Prizes awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ... Read more...

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Newspaper by rural Indian women wins UN literacy award (Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 4 (IANS) A newspaper produced entirely by women in rural India is among the four winners of this year's Literacy Prizes awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ... Read more...

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Conversing helps kids better develop language skills than reading


June 30th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Having conversations with your children could help them develop language skills, according to a new study.The study by UCLA researchers has found that adult-child conversations have a more ... Read more...

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Manipur has an apparel-manufacturing centre


May 29th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K.SinghImphal, May 29 (ANI): A centre for apparel manufacturing has been set up in Imphal in a first of its kind initiative in the northeastern region. It has come as a ... Read more...

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Preschoolers’ language skills help boost their classmates’ vocabulary


May 15th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Young kids speak and understand language not only from what they hear from their parents and preschool teachers, but their preschool classmates also play a role in building ... Read more...

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Too much TV not good for infants


January 14th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Kids as young as two should not be allowed to watch too much TV, for it can do more harm than good to their ongoing development, according ... Read more...

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New program teaches preschoolers reading skills, foster social skills


November 16th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): It is possible to teach preschoolers the pre-reading skills they need for later school success, while at the same time fostering the socials skills necessary for making ... Read more...

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Gestational diabetes during pregnancy doubles language delay risk in kids


November 7th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Children born to mothers with pregnancy-related diabetes are twice as likely to have language development problems, says a new study.The research team from Universite Laval''s School of ... Read more...

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Late talking toddlers also tongue-tied later in life


May 28th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) One in five late talking toddlers continue to face language problem even till age seven, according to the latest data thrown up by a large study on language ... Read more...

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Late-talking kids continue to have language problems by age 7


May 16th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A new study on language development has revealed that one in four late talking kids continue to have language problems by the age of seven.The worlds ... Read more...

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Childhood MS affects IQ, thinking skills


May 13th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Children, who develop multiple sclerosis (MS) at a younger age, are more likely to have low IQ and problems with other thinking skills, than children developing the ... Read more...

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Dads baby blues affects kids’ speech development


May 8th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London, May 8 (ANI): Its not just mums who suffer from postnatal depression. A new study has found that dads also get the baby blues, which in turn may affect their ... Read more...

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