Building a rich linguistic foundation in the time of mask wearing

  • Dahlia Thompson

  • March 31, 2021

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Henny Yeung, Suzanne Curtin and Janet Werker recently published an article in the Globe and Mail on mask wearing and child language development.

With mask wearing in public places now a daily habit, many wonder whether reduced exposure to faces will affect children’s language development and school-based learning. As researchers seek to address concerns of mask wearing and child language development, Henny Yeung and team remind us that the development of children’s use of visual speech is ongoing. Moreover, children raised in societies where face covering is a normal way of life have successfully developed spoken language.

You can read the full article on the Globe and Mail or on Royal Society of Canada.