Television can be a social activity (the Superbowl, Oscars, Grammys) or a solitary one. For children whose brains are just developing, the ever present question is: is this medium a good one for development? As a healthcare specialist, a speech pathologist is concerned about a lot more than language.
In order to provide therapy to the whole child, we must become experts in many aspects of child development- cognitive, motor, behavior, attention, learning- these all influence how our patients progress and participate in speech therapy. It’s no surprise then that parents often ask about what is appropriate or good for their child, “should he play the iPad?” “Is Facebook safe?”- and “How much television is ok?”
infographic by: www.speechbuddy.com