Week 1 assignment - I have heard that if you talk to your newborn baby in baby talk it will take longer for them to develop their speech I now

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I have heard that if you talk to your newborn baby in baby talk, it will take longer for them to develop their speech. I now believe this to be true. I have four children that I have based my theory off of. I have read, talked and played music for the first three of my children on a daily basis. I also spoke to them clearly after they were born, as if they could understand me. (Some what like you would speak to an adult) I have never used baby talk with my first three children and their speech development was above the normal rate of children. For our fourth child although I still read and talked to him while he was in the womb; his father talks to him in baby talk, not understanding anything he is saying. Our fourth child is two and a half and still does not speak clearly. He loves to read and is very intelligent. However, his speech development has not grown as rapid as his three other siblings. My theory on this is because the first three children never heard baby talk, so their speech development was not
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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