Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. People with communication disorders may have difficulties in speech, language, voice, fluency, and reading and spelling. Speech pathologists manage communication disorders including problems with language.
Research looking into how mothers responded to their 12-month-olds during a range of activities such as book reading, puppet play, and toy play has shown that infants made more speech-like sounds during reading than the other activity types. The study also found that mothers responded more to the sounds made while reading than in other activities. This finding further supports the link between book reading and language development. A lot of … [Read more...]