Chapter 10A Different Kind of Screen Time

Many people know the city of Houston as home to the Astrodome and the Johnson Space Center. But it is also the site of a different kind of scientific innovation: the use of personalized video clips and handheld video cameras to help parents help their babies and toddlers develop language skills.

In the early 2000s, a University of Houston pediatrics professor named Susan Landry decided to test a new method for supporting families to be responsive to their young children's needs. She had been studying the interactions of families with their children and knew that responsive parenting made a significant difference in children's development of language skills as well as other positive behaviors that promoted ...

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