Communication Skills

Talk about what your child is doing and what your child sees. Encourage your child to communicate. Make it fun.

Respond to what said so your child knows you have been listening. Don’t interrupt or constantly correct your child.

This is the time children begin to develop early reading and writing skills. Surround your child with language-rich experiences.

Don’t ask your child to slow down or repeat. Listen patiently and focus on what your child is saying rather than how it is said.


if you find you have to repeat yourself or have to talk loudly to get your child’s attention.

from an ASHA -certified audiologist or speech-language pathologist if you’re unsure. Never wait to get help for your child if you suspect a problem. You and your family members know more about your child than anyone.

of hearing, speech, and language disorders can prevent problems with behavior, learning, reading, and social interactions.

Professional who helps people develop their communication abilities as well as treat speech, language, swallowing and voice disorders. Services include prevention, identification, evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Hearing care professional who specializes in prevention, identification, assessment of hearing and relating disorders and provide treatment, rehabilitative services, and assistive devices.