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  1. To provide information on independent Speech and Language Therapy throughout the United Kingdom
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Infants’ brain responses to speech suggest Analysis by Synthesis

This week we picked up the news item which looked at the recently published University of Washington research paper that suggested for 7- and 11-month-old infants that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate and plan motor movements for speech. The study by Patricia Kuhl and colleagues looks at how “Most babies babble by 7 months, but don’t utter their first words until after their first birthdays,” said lead author Patricia Kuhl “Finding activation in motor areas of the brain when infants are simply listening is significant, because it means the baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start and suggests that 7-month-olds’ brains are already trying to figure out how to make the right movements that will produce words.” Kuhl believes this practice at motor planning contributes to the transition when infants become more sensitive to their native language. Read more...

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