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Toddlers Hear Their Own Words Differently, Says Study

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Ever wonder why toddlers just can't seem to get the pronunciation of some words just right? Science may now have an answer.

People subconsciously monitor their voices to ensure the sound they are producing is the one that is intended. If it is different, we are able to change that tone, but new research found that toddlers do not monitor their voices in the same way.

"Surprisingly, 2-year-olds do not monitor their auditory feedback like adults do, suggesting they are using a different strategy to control speech production," lead author Ewen MacDonald of the Technical University of Denmark told ABCNews.com.

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