Infant Cognition: Listening and Television

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Infant Cognition: Listening and Television

Started by Stuart Conrad Collins 2384 days ago

Hello all,

My wife (child psychiatrist) forwarded me these articles that relate to our conversation (1/10) on infant cognition.  Enjoy.

1.     Dimitri A. Christakis et al., “Audible Television and Decreased Adult Words, Infant Vocalizations, and Conversational Turns: A Population-Based Study,” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163, no. 6 (June 1, 2009): 554-558. (

2.      Frederick J. Zimmerman et al., “Teaching by Listening: The Importance of Adult-Child Conversations to Language Development,” Pediatrics 124, no. 1 (July 1, 2009): 342-349 (


How can we, as educators, make use of these studies?