How Much Is Too Much? Screen Time and Communication

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Whether it’s a tablet, smart phone, computer or television, there are so many opportunities for children to use electronic devices. With so many screens in the hands of young children, how does this affect their communication and language development?

Here are a few facts about screen time:

What Can I Do at Home?


Handheld Screen Time Linked To Delayed Speech Development
What Screen Time Can Really Do To Kids’ Brains

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Lynn Crawford M.A. CCC-SLP is a practicing speech-language pathologist licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Stockton University and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Kean University.

As a certified therapist, Lynn has extensive clinical experience treating medically fragile patients with cognitive-communication and swallowing difficulties in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient and outpatient settings. She evaluates and treats patients in English and Spanish and she is a certified VitalStim provider. Lynn is also an adjunct clinical supervisor at Monmouth University. She enjoys keeping up to date on the latest clinical research and prides herself on continuing to learn and grow as a therapist. Lynn’s proudest accomplishment is her strong record of community service and dedication to helping her patients grow and reach their greatest potential.