The Importance of Social Interactions

April 24, 2024

A recent study published in Current Biology further underscores the importance of social interaction in infancy on later language learning. The “social ensemble” of parentese, contingency, mutual eye-gaze, and smiling - may organize infants’ attention and play a key role in language acquisition. 

At your next 4 month and 6 month visits, you can model this ensemble of activities with your patients through back and forth conversations, shared delight, and social connection. Plus, you can empower families to see each of their interactions, even at these early ages, as a way to help their children learn language.

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