Is this a bunch of hooey?
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|Sat, 10-18-2003 - 8:51pm|
Dr. Shin Min-sup, a professor at Seoul National University who specializes in issues of adolescent psychiatry, is worried about the trend for surgery and also for pushing young children too hard to learn languages.
“There’s the potential for life-damaging after-effects,” Shin said. “Learning a foreign language too early, in some cases, may not only cause a speech impediment but, in the worst case, make an child autistic.”
Can you really MAKE someone autistic? I never heard of this. I know (as Candes recently pointed out) you can't believe everything you read...but have you ever heard of making someone autistic or learning a foreign language too soon being able to do that? I have a niece who is half Mexican and learning two languages at home and she looks alright to me.
The whole story is at http://www.msnbc.com/news/981625.asp
Thanks for not laughing at me for wondering about this. haha.