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July 31, 2015

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July 17, 2015 — Researchers investigate using self-modelling videos to help clients maintain fluency after treatment. For the study, participant videos were recorded post-treatment when their fluency ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Stringing together meaningless sounds to create meaningful signals was previously thought to be the preserve of humans alone, but a new study has revealed that babbler birds are also able to ... read more

Redrawing the Language Map of the Brain

June 25, 2015 — For 140 years, scientists' understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. But now they have redrawn that brain map based on new research with individuals ... read more

Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

June 24, 2015 — A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to ... read more

What Don't You Understand About Yes and No?

June 17, 2015 — The words 'yes' and 'no' may seem like two of the easiest expressions to understand in any language, but their actual behavior and interpretation are surprisingly difficult to pin ... read more

Syllables That Oscillate in Neuronal Circuits

June 10, 2015 — Speech, emitted or received, produces an electrical activity in neurons that neuroscientists measure in the form of "cortical oscillations." To understand speech, as for other cognitive or ... read more

June 2, 2015 — You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace ... read more

June 2, 2015 — A key element of infant brain development occurs years earlier than previously thought, research has shown. The way we perceive faces -- using the right hemisphere of the brain -- is unique and sets ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Researchers found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for ... read more

Autism and Rare Childhood Speech Disorder Often Coincide

May 27, 2015 — Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to researchers. It's ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Analogical ability -- the ability to see common relations between objects, events or ideas -- is a key skill that underlies human intelligence and differentiates humans from other apes. While there ... read more

May 19, 2015 — As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely ... read more

Stuttering Linked to Rhythm Perception Deficiency

May 19, 2015 — Stuttering may be more than a speech problem. For the first time, researchers have found that children who stutter have difficulty perceiving a beat in music-like rhythms, which could account for ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized even with early-stage hearing loss, and may play a role in cognitive decline. They have applied fundamental ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Babytalk, which includes higher-pitched voices and a wider range of pitches, is sometimes known as "motherese," partly because most research on parent-child interactions has traditionally ... read more

May 18, 2015 — An area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech has been discovered by researchers. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken ... read more

Accents: Hard to Understand, Harder to Remember?

May 18, 2015 — Studies have shown that individuals with hearing loss or who are listening to degraded speech – think of a loud room -- have greater difficulty remembering and processing the spoken information ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction to ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Young children who hear more than one language spoken at home become better communicators, a new study ... read more

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