In a recent blog written by speech-language pathologist Jacqueline Kellner-Hiczewski, she talks about the importance of talking to your child from birth to promote speech development. The blog explains that from birth parents should act like their child’s teacher.
Jacqueline offers some examples of taking advantage of everyday activities that are great opportunities to communicate with your child. She suggests while cooking dinner, walk the child through each step. For example say, “It’s time to make dinner! What should we have? I think we should make chicken with broccoli and carrots. Broccoli is green and carrots are orange. Now I’m going to turn on the stove. Make sure to never touch the stove because it is very hot!”
Using everyday activities like this is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development. To see more examples and to read the entire blog click here.
If you are concerned at all about your infant’s speech please be sure to call our office to set up a speech evaluation. Our speech therapy team has recently revamped our Early Language Program into a 12 session program that teaches parents how to effectively communicate with their child. For more information about this program visit our website.