Technology Harming Kids' Communication Skills - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Technology Harming Kids’ Communication Skills

Smart phones and tablets make communicating easy in some ways, and yet experts warn there may be consequences for youngsters.

Ann Kummer, senior director of speech-language pathology at Cincinnati Children’s, explains that when children are on devices, they’re not only missing out on verbal interaction, but also physical language.

“What’s most important in communication development and also in the development of relationships, is direct communication, which means that you look at each other, you have eye contact, you laugh together, and that is not well done through devices,” she explains.

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