Time to Talk: What You Need to Know about Your Child's Speech and Language Development

Time to Talk: What You Need to Know about Your Child's Speech and Language Development

Time to Talk: What You Need to Know about Your Child's Speech and Language Development

Time to Talk: What You Need to Know about Your Child's Speech and Language Development

Synopsis

Is your child on track? Wondering when to expect baby's first word? Want to get your toddler talking? Worried your child is not speaking as clearly as his peers? When it comes to language acquisition, all parents have questions... and Time to Talk has the answers. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help you: Understand the building blocks of speech and language - Monitor progress against expected milestones - Enhance your child's communication skills - Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development - Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more - Get the best results from speech and language therapy - Foster literacy - Raise bilingual children successfully - And more From baby's first babbling to reading readiness, this speech-language booster and troubleshooter covers it all. "

Excerpt

In the book you’re now holding in your hands, we’re going to look closely at how your child learns to talk. the process is sometimes magical, sometimes tedious, sometimes frustrating, sometimes hilarious, sometimes easy, and sometimes difficult.

Our goal in Time to Talk is simple: to demystify how your child learns to communicate with the world. Your child’s speech and language development begins the moment she is born and yelps her first cry, and unfolds throughout her childhood. Talking is the starting point for conveying ideas, expressing needs and wants, interacting with others, and even learning to read.

The more you understand how your child begins to communicate, the more you can be there for him. When it comes to childhood development, knowledge is not just power but also empowerment: If you know how your child learns to talk, then you can help him talk more. You can help him listen better. You can help him improve his interactions with peers and teachers, friends and family. Eventually, you can help him progress from mastering the spoken word to conquering the written word. and you can be on the lookout for signs of challenges and difficulties, know when to seek help, and, if help is necessary, understand what therapy your child may need and how to get it for him.

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