A MIT researcher wired his home with 11 cameras and 14 microphones to capture every word his 1 yr old infant and caregivers spoke. He was interested in language development to program robots to learn as children do. His research finding was novel to the engineering field, but has been common knowledge to speech-language pathology researchers for years.
See what Deb Roy did to understand how his infant son learned language below.
Caregivers have been instinctively altering their speech interactions to foster their child’s communication development from the moment their child was placed in their arms for the first time and it continues to evolve through toddlerhood.
Learn more about what you can do to support your child’s development.