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1 Collaborating with children to maximize interpersonal communication in a digital/virtual age Barbara Hallahan CCC-SLP Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice Marvellous Mouth Limited programmes for early years

2 Updating his status Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

3 This graph is from a Business Insider article in April 2012 Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

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5 What people of my generation consider information overload is not seen the same way by the toddler or preschooler. The Silicon Greens don’t know any different and are not likely to be interested in turning back or even slowing down. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

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7 Learning language from real people trumps learning from tv or audio. Learning from interactive apps might show different results. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

8 Man is a social animal. In the yard Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

9 We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. - Orson Welles Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

10 Illusions take many forms. Eric Whitacre has created a virtual community 3,000 singers strong. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013 Click link to experience the illusion.

11 Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013 Man is a social animal that is driven to communicate with others. Interpersonal communication is an illusion. Both physical reality and virtual reality can create the illusion of social interaction.

12 What kind of tree will they be? Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

13 Who decides? Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

14 Reading for pleasure Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

15 Learning the names of colours. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

16 Learning about nature. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

17 What kind of tree will they be? Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

18 Additional information How Technology is Changing the way the Brain Works Social Consequences of new media Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013

19 Thank you for your attention. Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS CCC-SLP Barbara Hallahan MFA, MS, CCC-SLP Early Childhood Ireland International Conference Oct 2013


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