ASHFoundation Researcher Publishes Study on Toys The research finding—widely circulated in the news media—that traditional, rather than electronic, toys and books may promote early language development is the work of past ASHFoundation awardee Anna Sosa, associate professor at Northern Arizona University. Her study—published in JAMA Pediatrics—found that parent-infant play with electronic toys is associated with decreased ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Researcher Publishes Study on Toys
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2016
ASHFoundation Researcher Publishes Study on Toys
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.21032016.64
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.21032016.64
The research finding—widely circulated in the news media—that traditional, rather than electronic, toys and books may promote early language development is the work of past ASHFoundation awardee Anna Sosa, associate professor at Northern Arizona University. Her study—published in JAMA Pediatrics—found that parent-infant play with electronic toys is associated with decreased quantity and quality of language input compared with play with books or traditional toys, and was featured in a New York Times article and an NPR broadcast.
“With a goal of new knowledge transfer, the ASHFoundation encourages its grantees to submit funded research findings to professional journals for widespread dissemination,” says Tom Campbell, ASHFoundation president. “This is a wonderful example of research results translated to professional and general interest.”
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