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  • Virtual Reality: The New Frontier for Balance Research
    Virtual reality often conjures up images of video gamers immersed in an imaginary world, or perhaps training exercises for the military or NASA. At NYU, researchers are exploring a new application for virtual reality beyond entertainment and training: balance control. Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, director of […] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills
    Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […] (Read Story)
  • Speech Therapy? There’s an App for That
    Have you heard a child say “wabbit” instead of “rabbit”? Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand […] (Read Story)