Communication / Language Disorder
Speech Delay or Disorder
When your 3 years 6months child omits frequently syllables and has unclear speech… your child may have early signs of speech and language delays. Early intervention is highly recommended.
Face to face, Eye to Eye
Establish and maintain eye contact while communicating. It shows interest, pays attention and give focus on how you say different sounds and words
It Takes two to talk
Does your child watch TV alone? He’ll be 8.47 times at risk to have language delay than those who interact with their caregivers while watching television.
Songs and Rythms
Play with your kids using music and songs. Sing, makeup rhymes and act out different characters of a story.
Inculcate the habit of listening to rhythm of songs and oral language early in the child as it is a great tool to teach vocabulary.
Move along with the song and improve the child’s body movements and coordination too.
Read, read, read!!!
Develop the child’s literacy skills right from early infancy.
Introduce books as early as 3 months and make the child be interested to look at the pictures.
Share book reading time everyday. Studies say that it boosts language
development and literacy at school later
Catch the eye
Too often we observe children replying to others while watching the TV or while using the mobile.
As parents, whenever you talk or play with the child, try to maintain eye contact with him.
That way the child will observe your facial expressions, nonverbal actions and learn to speak better.
It will also help the child to maintain eye contact with everyone.
Go down to their level
Whenever you interact with your child, go down to their level. That might mean that you sit or lie down in the floor, next to the child and talk or play with them.
Look into their eyes. Repeat what they say and expand what they mean. For example, if the child says ‘juice’, ask if it is ‘more juice’?
Explain what is happening around him/her. Keep narrating the events