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Screen time found to have direct impact on speech delays in babies

Date

  Wed 25 Oct 2017

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  digitalis, speech, disability, handicap, mind, brain, toddler, microwaves, rf, brain fog

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  https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-25-screen-time-found-to-have-direct-impact-on-speech-delays-in-babies-reveals-new-research.html

Abstract

Researchers found that by their 18-month check-up, 20 percent of the babies had an average daily handheld device usage of around 28 minutes. More disturbing was the data that recorded a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay, or what the researchers defined as using sounds and words, for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time.

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In an ironic turn of events, technology is seen to stunt key development growth in children. New evidence shows that the more time children under the age of two spend playing with their smartphone or any handheld device increases their risk for speech delays. The American Academy of Pediatrics came to this conclusion after studying around 900 children whose ages ranged from six months to two years old between 2011 and 2015.

Researchers found that by their 18-month check-up, 20 percent of the babies had an average daily handheld device usage of around 28 minutes. More disturbing was the data that recorded a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay, or what the researchers defined as using sounds and words, for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time. The team noted that there was no statistically significant correlation between handheld device screen time and other communication delays such as body language or social interaction.

Dr. Catherine Birken, the study's senior investigator told CNN.com that, "[this study is] the first time that we've sort of shone a light on this potential issue, but I think the results need to be tempered (because) it's really a first look."

She further added: "Handheld devices are everywhere these days. While new pediatric guidelines suggest limiting screen time for babies and toddlers, we believe that the use of smartphones and tablets with young children has become quite common."

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