Face-Mask Use & Language Development: Reasons to Worry?

Over the course of the pandemic, many have asked how face-mask use could influence children’s speech and language development. In a new opinion piece published in the Globe and Mail, the Infant Studies Centre’s Dr. Janet F. Werker and her colleagues contextualize these common worries, discuss helpful strategies and provide reasons to not be overly-concerned that masks will be around for a while longer.

Click here to read the full article by Dr. Henny Yeung, Dr. Suzanne Curtin and Dr. Janet F. Werker.

If you’d like to know more about how the Infant Studies Centre, as a part of the Early Development Research Group, is operating during the pandemic, click here.