Smart Phones stunting speech?

An article in The Week highlighted research into young children’s use of smartphones and the impact on speech development.

“Young children who use smartphones and tablets are more likely to suffer speech development delays….”

“Parents aren’t talking to their children….You learn speech from parents.”

“The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that children under 18 months be given NO SCREEN time at all, apart from video-chatting with family, and that 18 – 24 month olds be limited to “high-quality programming.”

To read more:

http://www.waow.com/story/35351679/2017/05/Friday/handheld-screen-use-in-toddlers-linked-to-speech-delays-study-finds

 

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