TADS – 10/5/17: An iPad at SIX months? The BabyScreen generation

As our government prepares to spend $6 million on extra support for preschoolers with speech delays, a new study links handheld devices with an increased risk of delayed language development.

According to the study, the more time toddlers spend playing with handheld devices, the more likely they are to have speech delays.

Canadian researchers studied 894 children aged between 6 months and two years and concluded increased time spent with handheld screens appeared to result in a higher risk of expressive speech delay.