By the time a baby is 10 months old, he or she typically will have heard about a million sentences and many millions more words.
New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure.
Infant Learning Lab researchers have recently focused on learning more about people with delayed language comprehension by observing learning methods used by children developing normally and children experiencing language delays.
A child’s first word is a special moment, their eyes widening in curiosity, one chubby finger pointing to an object in sudden recognition as “juice” or “train.”
A Baraboo infant overcame a life threatening condition thanks to the efforts of UW Hospital doctors in conjunction with Waisman Center doctors and nutritionists. The Waisman Center’s role was in the acute treatment and confirmation …
The absence of a loving caregiver in the earliest years of life could sway the normal activity of two hormones – vasopressin and oxytocin – that play an essential role in the ability to form healthy social bonds and emotional intimacy.
Even the subtlest hints of anger or hostility in their environment sets physically abused children on prolonged “alert,” even if a conflict has nothing to do with them.
In a study of adult monkeys who were exposed to moderate amounts of alcohol in utero, scientists have found that prenatal exposure to alcohol has pronounced effects on the development and function later in life.
Addressing a persistent debate in the field of dyslexia research, scientists have disproved the popular theory that deficits in certain visual processes cause the spelling and reading woes commonly suffered by people with dyslexia.
For a young child whose mother is imprisoned, life’s prospects are predictably grim.