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Cat or cats? How language rules affect learning in children

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A new study reveals Italian-speaking children pick up some language rules faster than English-speakers. Learning a language is…
Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism

September 11, 2019

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for…
Study shows exposure to multiple languages may make it easier to learn one

September 6, 2019

Learning a new language is a multi-step, often multi-year process: Listen to new sounds, read new word structures,…
Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

August 30, 2019

They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very…
Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning

August 30, 2019

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive…
The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

July 26, 2019

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when…
Children learn new words better when they spend more time with other children

July 18, 2019

Learning to speak is one of those great milestones in toddler’s development. All parents want to hear their…
The more you speak to your children, the smarter they are going to be

April 30, 2019

You learn as you go. This is how you learned to walk, to speak, to read and to…
UI mobile app used around the world for speech learning

April 17, 2019

In 2001, University of Iowa Professor Jerald Moon wanted to show students in his phonetics class how the…
A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

April 11, 2019

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more…
Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language

March 29, 2019

Learning one’s native language may seem effortless. One minute, we’re babbling babies. The next we’re in school reciting…
UI research advances understanding of how children learn words

March 15, 2019

Bob McMurray wants to understand how children learn words. It’s much more complicated than you might think, McMurray, a…
Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, study finds

February 1, 2019

Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study…
University of Oregon emerges as a leader in the growing edutech field

January 15, 2019

It’s no secret that College of Education faculty members and alums are leaders across a wide range of…
LingoBoingo: Play Games, Make the World Smarter

December 27, 2018

Who doesn’t like playing games? What if you could play fun games online and in the process make…
Bilingual children’s storytelling vocabulary in both languages matches that of monolinguals: study

November 7, 2018

Bilingual children use just as many words as monolingual children when telling stories in both their languages, contradicting…
How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?

October 20, 2018

Computational modeling shows promise as a tool for probing this question, a study finds. The architecture of each…
Baby talk is not just annoying – it is actually helping the child to develop language skills

August 2, 2018

Some people get annoyed just hearing that. And then some people seem to enjoy it a little too…
How sleep affects infants’ ability to develop cognitive and language skills

July 11, 2018

Infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two, but early intervention to…
How music lessons can improve language skills

June 26, 2018

Many studies have shown that musical training can enhance language skills. However, it was unknown whether music lessons…
Study offers first look at how children with cerebral palsy develop language skills

June 11, 2018

A new study of children with cerebral palsy could help ease the speech and language challenges many of these children…
Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix

June 6, 2018

Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten – in basic math, reading, even…
Gauging language proficiency through eye movement

May 23, 2018

A study by MIT researchers has uncovered a new way of telling how well people are learning English:…
Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

May 2, 2018

Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent…
Here is how a cat can hinder children learning new words

April 17, 2018

Say you are shown an apple, a banana and a fruit you have never seen before. Then you…
Children’s Gestures, and What They Mean

April 13, 2018

“With a computer-assisted model, we want to simulate how children of a certain age use gestures when speaking,”…
Study proposes practical solution to challenges faced by bilingual children

February 27, 2018

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in the assessment of language development among bilingual families and in the…
Humans Help Solve Problems Computers Can’t

February 14, 2018

It’s a familiar online experience: You’re about to make a purchase or submit a form, when you’re asked…
Being bilingual may help autistic children

January 18, 2018

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another.…
Dutch courage – Alcohol improves foreign language skills

October 23, 2017

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King’s College London,…
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