A recent study has found how parents respond to their infant's babbling can speed language development. They found that when parents "consciously engage" with their babbling infants, they can boost language learning and vocalizations.
Today, most babies' hearing is screened quickly after they are born. When a hearing loss is detected late, language development is delayed.
A recent research review found that blocks, puzzles and other hands-on toys are still best at teaching some skills needed for success.
I recently read a short article on brain development and how children learn in general. This information is so important when it comes to the work we do with children who are struggling to learn new skills. Our job is to come up with different ways for them to process information so they can build new pathways or strengthen existing ones. Here's what that article had to say.
Play is the natural way children learn and explore the world around them. Check out this great three minute video on the importance of play. Children have less free time today and are spending less time playing.