Are Children Losing the Art of Conversation?

Are Children Losing the Art of Conversation?

As a speech pathologist, Annemarie Laurence spends her working days dealing with school-aged children who struggle to string a sentence together. Recently she wrote a fascinating column pointing to some of the common causes of speech problems in children, and among the causes she named, was game consoles.Those all-absorbing electronic devices that keep kids glued […]

By Sheridan VoyseyTuesday 8 Dec 2009ParentingReading Time: 1 minute

As a speech pathologist, Annemarie Laurence spends her working days dealing with school-aged children who struggle to string a sentence together. Recently she wrote a fascinating column pointing to some of the common causes of speech problems in children, and among the causes she named, was game consoles.

Those all-absorbing electronic devices that keep kids glued to a screen, and tuned out from the world around them. Annemarie is also a  and she joins me now. Clinical educator in speech pathology at Newcastle University Annemarie Laurence talks about speech problems with children.