Wireless gadgets have changed the way nearly everyone communicates, but one group has benefited more than others: the deaf. adults report some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in Bethesda, Md.
Many children and adults with Cri du Chat syndrome will compensate for their difficulties in verbal communication by using a with Cri du Chat use gestures and non-verbal communication.
Many individuals will go to great lengths in order to be understood by others.
Difficulties in expressive communication (the ability to express oneself) are very common.
A large proportion of individuals have minimal or no speech.
Video-chat technologies, then, have major implications for how humans perceive key relationships.
While interfaces like Skype, Face Time, and Google Hangout are still relatively new, this area of research builds on decades of experiments involving children and electronic screens.It stands for Web Real-Time Communication, and is a standard that enables browsers to communicate with each other without plugins.The new video chat is the logical, liberated extreme of the original dream that spawned Web RTC, which Google began in 2011 after acquiring Global IP Solutions and releasing its VOIP tech as open source.It seems likely that expressive language difficulties are related to physical abnormalities in the larynx (voice box) and delayed motor skill development.Studies that have reported on the number of individuals who can use speech have found mixed results. At 4.5 years old a quarter of children could form short (two-three word) sentences, 50% at age 5 and almost all at age 10.New video-friendly mobile devices, including Apple's i Phone 4 and HTC's EVO, have likewise helped.