Concurrent Relations between Face Scanning and Language: A Cross-Syndrome Infant Study

@inproceedings{DSouza2015ConcurrentRB,
  title={Concurrent Relations between Face Scanning and Language: A Cross-Syndrome Infant Study},
  author={Dean D’Souza and Hana D’Souza and Mark H. Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Bert De Smedt},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Typically developing (TD) infants enhance their learning of spoken language by observing speakers' mouth movements. Given the fact that word learning is seriously delayed in most children with neurodevelopmental disorders, we hypothesized that this delay partly results from differences in visual face scanning, e.g., focusing attention away from the mouth. To test this hypothesis, we used an eye tracker to measure visual attention in 95 infants and toddlers with Down syndrome (DS), fragile X… CONTINUE READING
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