So many people tend to focus on "talking" as a big milestone. I prefer to focus on communication. When a child can express themselves, it often makes life easier because you can better understand their needs and wants. Communication comes in many forms. When you can identify how and what your child is communicating, you
will naturally see an increase in your child's skill level because you are responding to what your child is telling you. Here are some ways children communicate: body movements, facial expressions, noises, smiling, reaching for items, pointing, taking your hand, using words, and through their actions (hitting, dropping items on the floor, etc.). It's all communication and so important to recognize HOW your child is communicating. It leads to better
responses from you and the other adults in the child's environment. Remember, every child, regardless of their developmental level, is communicating. That's always a reason to celebrate. Tomorrow, I will focus on what children tend to communicate. ~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist