Navigation Links
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning
Date:4/14/2011

THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who say "um" and "uh" when speaking to their toddlers aren't setting a bad example; they're actually helping the children learn language more efficiently, according to researchers.

The study of children ages 18 to 30 months found that older children paid more attention to an image of an unfamiliar item when a voice explaining the item stumbled and said, "Look at the, uh..."

When a parent fumbles for the correct word, it signals to a child that he or she is about to learn something new and should pay close attention, said the team at the Baby Lab of the University of Rochester in New York.

This effect was only significant in children older than 24 months, likely because younger children haven't yet learned that stumbles and hesitations in speech (called disfluencies) tend to precede new or unknown words, explained lead author and graduate student Celeste Kidd and colleagues.

"We're not advocating that parents add disfluencies to their speech, but I think it's nice for them to know that using these verbal pauses is OK -- the 'uhs' and 'ums' are informative," Kidd said in a university news release.

The study is published online April 14 in the journal Developmental Science.

More information

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association outlines methods to encourage speech and language development.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Rochester, news release, April 14, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Making temporary changes to brain could speed up learning, study reports
2. Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning
3. Learning to see consciously
4. Brains Learning Ability Seems to Recharge During Light Slumber
5. Learning from old bones to treat modern back pain
6. Bilingual People More Adept at Learning Third Language
7. Learning causes structural changes in affected neurons
8. Better learning through handwriting
9. Learning the language of bacteria
10. Nicotine exposure in pregnant rats puts offspring at risk for learning disabilities
11. U of M researchers find learning in the visual brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Using the power of the internet, IdrisArkette.com has managed to ... period of just 24 months, thousands of individuals interested in a medical procedure managed ... “The internet is not getting quieter. In fact it’s becoming noisier by the day. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... celebrity Wrestling Legend Kurt Angle, is now available on the App Store ... solutions and award-winning mobile apps for the addiction and recovery industry, partnered with Angle ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... related to spine practices, is featuring Michigan neurosurgeon Jay Jagannathan, M.D., as a ... of a small number of neurosurgeons in Michigan performing minimally invasive back surgery ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... A ... some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others ... , Japanese men who are able to produce equol—a substance made by some types ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Forty-five percent ... those report that family members or friends have also commented about their poor ... loss wear hearing aids. One reason, suggested by 89 percent of American respondents, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... TAMPA, Fla. , Feb. 22, 2017  Corin ... Shoulder System, a device used to treat patients with ... form of shoulder arthritis. The condition, known as cuff ... arm and shoulder. The Humelock Reversed ... privately-held upper extremities technology company based near ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 22, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Pipeline Review, 2016" report to their offering. ... Dermatological conditions ... and approximately one-third of the US population suffers from at ... majority of the dermatology market has remained saturated with established ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb 22, 2017 Research and ... Drugs Market by Drug Molecule (Biologic, Small Molecule Drugs), By ... Inhibitors, Interleukin Blockers) Outlook 2022" report to their offering. ... The ... growth during 2016-2022 This report provides a detailed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: