Talk naturally to your
child. Talk about what your child is doing, and what he or she sees.
Take time to listen to
your child. Respond promptly and appropriately so he or she knows you are
Learn the milestones of
speech and language development so you know what to expect from your
Identify and treat
hearing, speech, and language disorders early to prevent problems with
behavior, learning, reading, and social interactions.
Refer to Beyond Baby
Talk by Apel and Masterson available at bookstores and www.asha.org
or Look Who's Talking by Laura Dyer, M.C.D. CCC-SLP at www.littlelanguage.com
Know the person's level
of communication skills prior to illness or injury.
Offer stimulating and
Spend time with the
Provide opportunities for
Do not allow the person
Accept the person as he
or she is at the moment.
Include the person in
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