• Screen Time and Language Development

    by Dr. Miriam Sivkin
    on Mar 10th, 2017

Screen Time and Speech Delays

So what’s the big deal?  Just about every American has a TV in their home.  Most three-year-olds can work my smart phone better than I can.  And I’m constantly seeing parents bring their 5-year-old to superhero movies that are clearly intended for adults.

Screen time for children in American is EVERYWHERE!  Surely it can’t be that bad, right?  Well, let’s take a look at screen time and speech delays. How are all those screens affecting your little one’s language development?

What is Screen Time?

First, let’s define the term.  Screen time refers to any time that your child spends with a screen in front of his face (one that’s turned on, anyway).  That includes a television, movie theater screen, smart phone, tablet, computer, hand-held video game device, DVD player in the car, or anything else with a screen and moving pictures.  It doesn’t matter if your child is watching an educational video or playing a game, screen time is screen time.

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Author Dr. Miriam Sivkin

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