TV Content and delayed Speech Development in Young Children
TV content and delayed speech for young children come hand and hand. â€œThe (American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999) and (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001) has recommended that parents should discourage television viewing for children younger than 2 years since these children have a critical need for direct interactions with their parents.â€( Kanako Okumaa and Masako Tanimura, 2009, para. 1) Children that watch television for hours at a time tend to have delayed development of meaningful word speech problems, attention problems, and poor language development. Children should have limited television time due to the fact that ...view middle of the document...
months) (Zimmerman, Christakis, & Meltzoff, 2007).â€( Kanako Okumaa and Masako Tanimura, 2009, para.1)
The description of the studyâ€™s quantitative results and its measurements are broken down into four sub categories that are listed below:
â€¢ Type of favorite videos- comparisons between the delayed and none delayed groups, focusing on realistic short animations (odds ratio = 2.17, p = 0.02), realistic feature-length animations (odds ratio = 9.82, p = 0.01), and baby education videos (odds ratio = 3.95, p = 0.10).
â€¢ Characteristics of favorite videos- show the association between delayed and non delayed groups and their favorite videos. The results of the study showed that there was no similarity between the two groups.
â€¢ Type of favorite videos and parental daily interactions- shows the association between parentâ€™s attitude and interaction with their child compared to their favorite videos. The results stated that there is no significant difference between interacting with your child and letting them watch their favorite video.
â€¢ The factor of affecting delayed development of language- the development of language compared to short and long term television viewing. The results showed that short term viewers preferred realistic short term animation and long term viewers preferred realistic feature-length animation and baby education.
In conclusion, the researchers explored the difference between language development and the types of videos children preferred. The realistic short animation and realistic feature-length animation were referred to delayed language and development of children. Children whoâ€™s parents interacted with them showed...