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  1. Singaporean children at higher risk of speech and language delays due to excessive screen time https://www.asiaone.com/digital/singaporean-children-higher-risk-speech-and-language-delays-due-excessive-screen-time?xtor=EREC-16-4%5BEmarsys_Newsletter%5D-20190724&extid=6934d0cfb7b252f1ae9f0dbddf5ff88ca8637e77 In today’s increasingly digitised landscape, it’s nigh-impossible to escape the harsh white light emanating from the screens of electronic displays. It’s harder than ever before for the kids of today not to get exposed to internet-connected gizmos from a tender young age. Unless they’re living off-grid, that is. It’s something that speech and language therapist Ng Jia Yue expressed concerns about with AsiaOne. A senior specialist at SBCC Child Development Centre, the therapist is familiar with how increased screen time can contribute to behavioural problems in young children — delays in the development of speech and language, in particular. “Language delay refers to the difficulties a child has in understanding what others say and/or communicating with others,” she explained. Speech delay, on the other hand, refers to the difficulties a child has in producing speech sounds accurately, making the child difficult to understand. According to Ng, symptoms include (and are not limited to) being unable to simply convey their needs, unable to talk by two-years-old, having poor pronunciation of words, and with a preference for gestures instead of speech. “Some children may also show behavioural problems as they are frustrated when they are unable to express themselves properly,” she mentioned. With Singapore's massive internet penetration and mobile app usage rates, should parents here pay more attention to the time spent by their kids with devices? The answer is a resounding yes, obviously. Read on below to see what Ng has to say about weaning children off screens. How are these delays linked to increased screen time? A study has revealed that for children between ages six and 24 months, each 30-minute increase in handheld screen time is linked to a 49 per cent increased risk of developing expressive speech delays. This means that the ability to communicate using words and sentences may be delayed. Particularly within Singapore, a large proportion of Singaporean children are using screen devices and screen time is on the rise, from 60 to 120 minutes among children between the ages of six months and 24 months. This is significantly higher than the World Health Organisation’s recommended guidelines. Studies suggest that excessive screen time is linked to speech and language delays because face-to-face social interaction is vital to the development of language and other skills. Spending time on the screen may lead to less time for play and social interaction. So, there are fewer opportunities for developing important foundational language skills such as turn-taking. Screen-based interaction is not an effective substitute for interpersonal interaction and stifles the child’s ability to develop communication skills, pick up vocabulary, and gain confidence in expressing themselves. Do late talkers eventually catch up with their peers? Between 70 to 80 per cent of late talkers seem to catch up with peers by school-going age. These children are sometimes referred to as "late bloomers" because they appear to catch up with peers eventually. However, research has shown that these children may still continue to have difficulties in some language and literacy skills (such as reading, writing and listening comprehension), some skills related to language (such as social skills, planning and organising information, perspective taking) and how the brain processes speech. There are also the 20 to 30 per cent of late talkers who do not grow out of their language delay. Hence, if a language delay is suspected, it is important to seek the advice of a speech-language therapist to determine if intervention is necessary. How should screen time be handled? Parents should limit their child’s screen time based on their needs and ensure that screen time does not affect their sleep and daily activities. The World Health Organisation recommends controlled screen time for children under five. Namely: Watching screened devices is not recommended for children aged one-year-old and below. No more than one hour of screen time per day, for children aged two to four years old. Any screen time given to children should also be curated and supervised by parents. Parents can also help build on what they have watched by discussing what their child has watched, such as discussing what happened in the video and helping children to relate it to real life. However, more time should still be allocated for children to be engaged in active play or interactions. What are some methods parents can use to nurture their children’s speech and language development? Parents should always try to engage with their children through play, toys, verbal communication or conversations, reading books, and hands-on activities instead of electronic gadgets. This personal interaction will significantly help develop the child’s cognitive and language skills, as well as develop sensorimotor and visual-motor skills. As the child gets older, it’s also important to sustain the interaction and communication by sharing in the child’s interests and engaging with the child through their interests. This helps to build the child’s confidence in expressing themselves and communicating with others. ilyas@asiaone.com
  2. I'm wondering if there is a way to change the language display for a parallel import Toyota harrier from Japanese to English?
  3. Here has some FAQ about DAS/Xentry software: Q: I have problem with Xentry Sim 11.2011, when it launch Sim DAS -> No language defined! How to fix it ? A: Place DAS SIM and DAS Shortcuts on desktop: DAS shortcut target as: F:\Programme\DAS\bin\DAS32R2.exe -len And for DAS SIM Target as: F:\Programme\DAS\bin\simdas.exe -*CALsimu -*ctxtsim.sli -*nolog -*len Q: do you have DAS32R2.exe for 11.2011. I launch ORG DAS32R2.exe say Star DAS via Xentry A: you can use xentry sim: http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/mb-sd-software-hdd.html no worries starting 05 2011 das execute under xentry if u insist to use das standalone, then use 01 2011 or 2010 version as Patrian said. why you should looking for difficult ways there are some reason why miss daimler developed xentry and merge Das inside it. best wishes Q: I want to use SimDAS Of course I launch Xentry Sim first but when I choose C Class (203). SimDas is executed but ” No language defined! ” and not run A: It seems that the installation not going perfect. you must passed all the installation ways to finish button. And the nature junction folder “Üserdata”from C to F will be created itself when you have a good installations steps. no need to use any junction method. :tdown: the folder Userdata in F:\ will be seen as a book folder, a little different than C:\. take a notice on that as Patrian said above. anyway wish u a good booobieeess there you go … M8 ….
  4. Gens Y, X, Z are losing it, or may have already lost it long ago.... our mother tongues:- time to record them in MCF to preserve our heritage.... "I" Mandarin: Wuo Malay: saya Tamil: ?? Hokkien: wa Teochew: (same) Canto: ngor Kek: ?? Hainan: ?? "Who" Mandarin: suey (??) Malay: siapa Tamil: ?? Hokkien: siang Teochew: di diang Canto: ?? Kek: ?? Hainan: ?? "Dick/C__t" M/F Mandarin: yan-G / yin-__ Malay: ?? Tamil: ?? Hokkien: LJ / CB (is there a more ancient/old-school name?) Teochew; ?? Canto: lung (balls: chung doi) / haik Kek: ?? Hanain: ??
  5. Kurty

    Language translator

    hi, was wondering if any of you using such device? in my recent trip in BKK, a real struggle between language, even to simple terms like toilet.. i know the smartphone nowadays do have such apps but most of the time, they need internet connection in order to work. i don't switch to data plan when oversea due to hefty cost. pls share.
  6. Just curious : 1. She initiates asking more details about you ( birthday, hobby, can online chat very long ). 2. initiates talking to you ...praises you 3. pays attention to what you say in a group, pays special attention to me 4. ask you for help but maybe i am just right there ? 5. calls your name when talking to you ....maybe being polite ? 6. trys to get your attention 7. when you suddenly offers her something....she is akward and uncomfortable, don't know how to reply, signs of being shy
  7. GTIking

    Is our first language English?

    Why am I presented with mandarin speaking environment everywhere in Sg from restaurants to clinics?
  8. What language do they speak at Stomp? Passerby77 said on 22 Feb, 2011 Report as offensive Different country different lifestyle. In certain country, ladies feel like urinate when they are walking. Suddenly they will stop and squad down. When they walk off, you can see a paddle of water on the road.
  9. Mllcg

    Mind Your Language

    Anyone know lobang to buy? I saw on youtube damn funny and want to buy the full set.
  10. Shor

    GTR language conversion

    Any bros know who or where to convert all Japanese to English in GTR. The radio and GPS all in Japanese. Any constructive inputs are appreciate!
  11. Hey bros..just wondering..why is dialect and dialect songs not allowed on radio station but korean ,jap , spanish songs are allowed? Was it about the speak chinese campaign or smth like tat? If so korean or jap song doesnt affect the campaign? Or is it coz its more high class? Coz i remember some songs maybe is 80-90% chinese but abit of hokkien only..oso cannt play out liao..but some english song machiam 80% spanish or wat but abit english only but is being broadcasted..
  12. Please read the following statement carefully: "I want to order 1 packet of chicken rice" Deduce from the above if my intention is to eat here or take away. 90% of hawkers I encountered fail this comprehension test
  13. Vulcann

    Mind Your Language

    Anyone still remember this hilarious British comedy series years back? Really missed Mr. Brown and his bunch of whacky mini-UN English students... Watched a re-run last night and it was really nostalgic. Fell over when Brown asked the Italian (or Spanish) guy to make a sentence using the word "indisposition" and the latter blah blah blah and said something like"..playing soccer and i was in THIS POSITION...". Really funny show!
  14. Csnewbie

    Teach Us Malay Language Pls

    Saya=me. Selamat pagi=good morning. Babi=pig. Makan=eat. Aku tak tahu=i don't know. I am Chinese.Anyone with Malay Language-Knowhow is welcome to teach us the language. So that more are conversant with the language.And also make us understand more of our Malay Comrades. Thanks in advance. Many Regards!
  15. Porker

    Foreign Language Rates

    So I'm interested in picking up a foreign language. Its a one to one session because its Portuguese and not so popular. Quoted $60 per hour. Have never done this so I wanna know if this rate is reasonable.
  16. Gnihc11

    Hokkien language GPS

    saw one at plaze sing outside carrefour, very funny, voice like hui ge. does garmin has other languages?
  17. English is a difficult language...for some! hahahaha!!!!
  18. Lab4games

    Burmese language

    how do i say "I miss you" in burmese language? i found on net it is "Ngar Lwan Tal" but how to pronounce? TIA
  19. Yes ... one of my all time favorite British comedies is showing now on OKTO channel 8 on starhub ....
  20. Anyone knows of an AV HU (preferable in-dash screen) that has full ipod controls from the hu and supports multi language (able to read chinese text/mp3 titles from the ipod)? Other than linux/windows car pcs.... wondering if any of the big brands have something close (Pioneer/Kenwood/Alpine) Would much appreciate some information after a fruitless search lol Currently using old skool Pioneer AVH6560 in dash with ipod adaptor ... quite irritated with current one as ipod controls are limited and can't read chinese
  21. Let's face it - English is a crazy language There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig . And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it ? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell ? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by f illing it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on . English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
  22. around, does anyone know whether clan does the above? When searching around but can't get the answers. Specifically pure dialects like Hokkien, Cantonese TIA
  23. Dennisk

    Indo Language

    anyone know where to learn or can recommend me to learn Indonesia Language? seems confusing to me when i perform search on yahoo. Thanks