What is it about?
How caregivers interact with their children can shape how children learn and use language as they grow. We have shown that if caregivers are more stressed, they may talk less around their infant at home, and that this could lead to lower language outcomes in toddlers. This paper looks at these links between stress and language learning in infants who are at higher risk of having conditions such as autism.
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Why is it important?
Our findings show that it is important to consider how caregiver stress influences how children may be learning language at home.
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This page is a summary of: Associations Between Caregiver Stress and Language Outcomes in Infants With Autistic and Non-Autistic Siblings: An Exploratory Study, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, January 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00154.
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