Friday, May 1, 2009

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

"The most anticipated moment for a parent is the sound of a child’s first words. But what if the words are delayed, jumbled, or never come at all. Speech and language problems can affect early learning and self-esteem. Give your child a chance by seeking proper treatment from a speech-language pathologist."

Typical Speech and Language Development

What Is Language? What Is Speech?
Learn the difference between language and speech.

How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?
Charts of developmental milestones from birth to 5 and tips for parents

Communication Development: Kindergarten-5th grade
What to expect from children in elementary school

Reading and Writing (Literacy)
Discover the importance of reading and writing development.

Social Language Use (Pragmatics)
Learn about the impact of social communication and interaction.

Learning More Than One Language
What should you expect when learning more than one language

Late Blooming or Language Problem: Information for Parents
Learn the difference between a language delay and a language problem.


Tamara Robertson said...

Happy Speech month! Live it up! This is your last one without all that east coast dialect to work with. ; ) The real trick won't be how to work with it, but to see if you don't pick some of it up.

Joanne said...

It's speech month! Last month was OT month and the month before was nutrition month. Our family is on a roll. I enjoyed reading your links. I was one of the parents who wondered about intervention!