Health Column (Judith Page)

For a child's development: Parent interactions trump devices

Sixty-eight percent of parents of two-year olds report their child uses a tablet at home, according to a recent survey of U.S. parents conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In fact, it is not uncommon for today’s toddler to be connected via multiple devices including tablets, smartphones, and video game consoles, the survey showed.

Judith L. Page is an associate professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the UK College of Health Sciences and president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.