Free Toolkit Details Communication Milestones, Tips for Parents ASHA has partnered with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES to produce a series of free handouts that detail infants’ and children’s expected communication skills by age and provide suggestions for how parents can support their children’s development. “Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5” includes seven handouts ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   December 01, 2017
Free Toolkit Details Communication Milestones, Tips for Parents
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ASHA News   |   December 01, 2017
Free Toolkit Details Communication Milestones, Tips for Parents
The ASHA Leader, December 2017, Vol. 22, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.22122017.61
The ASHA Leader, December 2017, Vol. 22, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.22122017.61
ASHA has partnered with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES to produce a series of free handouts that detail infants’ and children’s expected communication skills by age and provide suggestions for how parents can support their children’s development.
“Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5” includes seven handouts that list developmental milestones in hearing, understanding and talking development for specific age ranges: birth–3 months, 4–6 months, 7–12 months, 1–2 years, 2–3 years, 3–4 years, and 4–5 years.
Each handout also lists ways to encourage communication development for that specific age range.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists, as well as pediatricians, educators, librarians, parents and other professionals who interact with young children are welcome to use this free resource, either electronically or in print.
“This toolkit offers parents vital information on what they should expect their children to be able to do by age in the areas of talking, hearing and understanding,” says Gail J. Richard, 2017 ASHA president. “Some parents may question whether their child’s communication development is on track. The detailed lists of milestones can help set parents’ minds at ease or empower them to seek an evaluation if they see that their child is lagging behind on certain skills. This information gives parents the tools they need to monitor their child’s communication development with confidence.”
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a nonprofit organization that promotes reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes to promote kindergarten readiness and literacy skills.
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