根據2015年International Journal of Language Communication and Disorders 的一份文獻，媽媽若對語言發展遲緩的小朋友回應較多，小朋友稍後的語言發展會較好。
參考文獻： Hudson, S. , Levickis, P. , Down, K. , Nicholls, R. and Wake, M. (2015), Maternal responsiveness predicts child language at ages 3 and 4 in a community‐based sample of slow‐to‐talk toddlers. INT J LANG COMMUN DISORD, 50: 136-142. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12129
"Happy Mother's Day!"
Such a simple phrase can melt mothers' hearts but this short phrase could take ages of efforts for children with language delay to accomplish. Mothers of these children are always giving extra efforts trying to get their kids improve and talk more.
According to a literature published in International Journal of Language Communication and Disorders in 2015, if mothers' responsiveness is higher, their slow talking children perform better in terms of language development.
What does higher responsiveness mean? This means that:
1. we frequently respond in an appropriate way verbally or non-verbally to children's vocalizations or gestures; and
2. we follow children's lead and do not redirect their focus
There is no absolute black or white in terms of how we should interact with children. As long as we can achieve a balance, we should be able to do better for our children.
Reference: Hudson, S. , Levickis, P. , Down, K. , Nicholls, R. and Wake, M. (2015), Maternal responsiveness predicts child language at ages 3 and 4 in a community‐based sample of slow‐to‐talk toddlers. INT J LANG COMMUN DISORD, 50: 136-142. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12129
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