There has been a lot of focus on the impact of talking to your child from a very early age. But, how you talk to your child might matter even more.
New research from the University of Maryland and Harvard University suggests that young infants benefit from hearing words repeated by their parents.
With this knowledge, parents may make conscious communication choices that could pay off in their babies' toddler years—and beyond. In fact, researchers found that parents who repeat words more often to their infants improve their language skills within a year and half later.
Chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP), Rochelle Newman, shares how repeating words to your infant can improve language development.