Navigation Links
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development
Date:2/12/2009

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the income and education levels of parents are connected to a baby's skills with gesturing, which in turn can indicate whether a child will develop strong language abilities.

"The children who are gesturing about more things in their environment have larger vocabularies later," said study author Meredith L. Rowe. "And we see that children from higher socioeconomic levels are gesturing more."

The research doesn't prove that children in less privileged families gesture less and therefore grow up with more limited vocabularies. Nor is every baby destined to follow the general patterns found by researchers.

"We're not saying that gesture is the whole story," added Rowe, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago. But the links uncovered in the study do help researchers "pinpoint some things that seem to matter," she said.

While they don't get quite as much attention as words, gestures are also an effective form of communication: Think of sign language, for instance. Babies, in fact, start gesturing before they speak, Rowe said.

In the new study, Rowe and researchers examined 50 children from the Chicago area when they were 14 months old and then again at 4.5 years. The researchers filmed 90-minute videos of the kids interacting with their parents at home for the first session, and tested their vocabulary in the second.

The findings were published in the Feb. 13 issue of Science.

The researchers found that the level of gesturing at 14 months is linked to the vocabulary level at 4.5 years; the income and education of parents also played a role. For instance, during the first session, the children from high-income households gestured 24 times, compared to 13 gestures from kids in low-income homes. And when both groups were
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers discover metabolite linked to aggressive prostate cancer
2. Higher blood sugar levels linked to lower brain function in diabetics, study shows
3. Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System
4. Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer
5. Marijuana use linked to increased risk of testicular cancer
6. Effects of smoking linked to accelerated aging protein
7. Angiogenesis linked to poor survival in patients with rare type of ovarian cancer
8. Heart failure linked to cognitive impairment
9. Regular physical activity linked to better quality of life in early-stage lung cancer survivors
10. New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer
11. 2 immune-system proteins linked to colitis-associated cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development
(Date:1/22/2015)... Liberty University has received accreditation for its ... the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational ... Center for Counseling & Family Studies , is under the ... new School of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to the formation of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The City of West Hollywood hosted ... to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe ... been 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision and the ... present as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TN (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck ... Duck App, the first app ever created for kids with cancer. ... Apple phones and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help ... and treatments. The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy dresses ... it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. Today, ... the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is uniquely ... continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering many ... it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have ... a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has extended ... Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , Angelweddingdress ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Liberty University's Resident Master’s Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2
... (HealthDay News) -- During the holidays, alcohol-related car accidents claim ... according to U.S. government experts. The U.S. National ... percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year,s involve ... of the month of December. Facing these troubling ...
... -- About 9.3 million American adults lost health insurance coverage ... times more than in the 2001 recession, according to a ... under age 18 gained health insurance coverage during the recent ... intended as part of the social safety net, said the ...
... Cancer Society has revised its guideline formation process ... creating guidance about cancer screening. The new methods ... Medicine (IOM) by creating a single generalist group ... and clearly articulating the benefits, limitations, and harms ...
... , TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with a ... being diagnosed with cancer as the general population, although the ... Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is characterized by progressive weakness and ... the face, neck, hands and feet. The condition can range ...
... such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder ... to a new study led by researchers from the ... that mood and anxiety disorders are highly associated with ... a recent issue of the Journal of Psychological Medicine. ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- ... at higher risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), ... nervous systems can,t control drops in blood pressure as ... death of an apparently healthy baby. The national Back-to-Sleep ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drunk Driving-Related Deaths Surge During the Holidays 2Health News:Loss of Health Insurance Much Likelier for Adults This Recession 2Health News:American Cancer Society revises cancer screening guideline process 2Health News:Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk 2Health News:Opioid abuse linked to mood and anxiety disorders 2Health News:Opioid abuse linked to mood and anxiety disorders 3Health News:Study Sheds Light on Preemies' Higher SIDS Risk 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... RMD ) today announced results for its quarter ended ... a 10 percent increase compared to the quarter ended December ... basis). Net income was $91.2 million, an increase of 5 ... earnings per share for the quarter were $0.64, an increase ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Calif. , Jan. 22, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... full year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, after ... followed by a conference call with the investment community at 2 ... Robert A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer, and other ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., ... obesity, announced today a new textbook,  Translational Research Methods ... Springer, a leading global scientific publisher. The ... techniques for use in early phase clinical studies of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 3
... , Oct. 5 Health Strategies Group, ... and biotechnology professionals, has launched a new suite ... essential insights into the complex institutional market, which ... facilities. Offering one-stop convenience, the services give marketers ...
... (Nasdaq: UCTT ), a leading developer and supplier ... solar, and medical device industries, today announced the resignation of ... will immediately begin a search to identify a qualified candidate ... for his service to Ultra Clean and we wish him ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Health Strategies Group Introduces New One-Stop Suite of Intelligence Services for Optimizing Marketing and Sales Resources in the Institutional Channel 2Health Strategies Group Introduces New One-Stop Suite of Intelligence Services for Optimizing Marketing and Sales Resources in the Institutional Channel 3
... Hemaway Original attacks dried blood, tissue, ... in hard to reach places such as ... reducing the need for scrubbing. Hemaway Original ... but gentle enough to be used everyday. ...
... Hemaway Enzymatic Foam is the ready-to-use, pre-cleaning ... and rubber. ,Hemaway Enzymatic Foam ... prevent corrosion. It's perfect for use in ... immediately available. Getting a head start with ...
... Duo-Klenz is the low-foaming detergent and ... cycle of pressurized washers. Duo-Klenz ... medical and surgical instruments. Highly concentrated, ... while safely lubricating surgical instruments -- all ...
... Traps grip the patients finger snugly. Wrap the ... Stainless Steel Finger Trap for an extra secure ... traps create a complete upper extremity traction system ... ISI Advanced Universal K Table. Stainless Steel Finger ...
Medicine Products: