How do I help my child's speech and language?
Speech and language are very important for children because they are learning how to communicate with the world. If you are interested in learning about how to help improve you child's speech and language skills, click on the topics below:
- Speech and Language Tips and Scripts
- This section is dedicated to helping you stimulate your child's speech and language at any age. You'll learn about your child's developmental abilities as well as example scripts to enhance your interaction with your child, including how to talk to your newborn, respond to word attempts, build your child's vocabulary, and more!
- Reading Tips
- Reading is one of the best ways for your child to improve language, grammar and vocabulary. In this section you're find out more about making the most of reading minutes, how reading stimulates the brain, how to make your own library, and appropriate books for every reading level
Check out these websites for more helpful information about Speech and Language Development:
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) contains lots of information about how to maximize your child's language-learning experience. You'll find information about, language and literacy development, hearing and speech development, helpful activities, bilingual language development, and more!
- American Academy of Pediatrics offers a "Reading Checkup" to check your child's reading progress. You can use their guidelines to see if your child is developing at the right pace as well as learn more information about how to help your child's reading development.
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