Language skills can shape children’s impulse control, research says

Researcher Isaac Petersen plays Bird/Alligator with 2-year-old study participant Hank Lawrence.

Researcher Isaac Petersen plays the Simon Says game Bird/Alligator with 2-year-old study participant Hank Lawrence.

Isaac Petersen, with the clinical science program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, discussed in this news release research findings that linked poor early language skills to later behavior and attention problems.  It received the following coverage:

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