An Insight Into Determining Impact Of Excessive Screen Time On Children's Speech Delay

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Dr. Norina Jabeen , Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Imran , Dr Hafiz Muhammad Hafeez Tahir , Dr. Muhammad Ghayas , Dr. Mubarik Ali


In modern age, excessive screen time (EST) among children has turn out to be a growing concern, with studies suggesting a link to speech delay. This review seeks to inspect the correlation between EST and speech delay in children. It begins by analyzing prevalence and contributing factors of EST among children and then examined the potential mechanisms by which EST may affect speech development, including decreased social interaction, decreased language exposure, and delayed auditory processing. In addition, various studies in the literature investigated the relationship between EST and speech delay in children. These studies have produced contradictory results, with some indicating a significant correlation between two variables and others finding none. Precincts of previous research, such as small sample sizes, inconsistent measurement of screen time and speech development, and failure to account for confounding variables were also discussed. This article emphasized the growing concern over EST among children and its potential impact on language development. It highlighted the need for additional research to better understand this relationship and devise effective strategies to minimize adverse effects of EST on speech development. Because studies in this area are observational, it is impossible to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between EST and delayed speech development. Therefore, more research is required to fathom connection between prolonged exposure to electronic screens and speech delay in infants and young children.

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