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Communication Matters (Chapter 5 - key messages on-screen)


Communication Matters (Chapter 5 - key messages on-screen)


You naturally modify your speech when talking to your baby, as part of a communication process that varies with age and matches your child’s developmental needs. This video is the fifth and final chapter of a series called “Born to Communicate” and it discusses the importance of infant-directed and child-directed speech as part of language acquisition. What roles do you and the community play in your child’s language development? key messages appear on-screen) 

Dr. Janet Werker, Lilian May, Dr. Tom Boyce, Dr. Nils Bergman, Dr. Carolyn Steinberg, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
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