Gestures' develop infant speech BBC News, Feb 13, 2009 By Morgan, James

Abstract: Toddlers who use gestures more often have better vocabularies on reaching school age, US researchers say. They say those who convey more meanings with gestures at 14 months have larger vocabularies at four-and-a-half years and are better prepared for school. Parents and teachers could help children learn to speak by encouraging the use of gestures, say psychologists from the University of Chicago. Their study, in Science journal, was announced at the AAAS conference.

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