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The science behind babbling babies

By now I’m sure you’ve seen this adorable video of twin babies “talking” to each other. The animated way these little guys go back forth is cute, but what’s happening developmentally for these two? Is it normal for toddlers to be this animated when pretending to talk? Are they purposely changing their inflection and tone, or is that coincidence? To learn more I spoke with Hope Dickinson, MS, CCC-SLP of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Boston Children’s at Waltham.

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