Ask the Expert - Early Intervention
Tips for decreasing the number of times your child says the word NO.
Recognizing Postpartum Depression Having a baby is one of those life-changing events that can rock your world in ways both good and bad. On the plus side, you finally get to know that tiny newborn that you fantasized about throughout your pregnancy. On the not-so-good side, you have to take care of that adorable (and […]
A gift by definition must be both given and received. Learning how to receive gifts with gratitude is a skill that must be taught. Remind kids that time and thought went into picking out their gift. It’s important to be polite by opening the gift with a sense of joy and then expressing thanks. Skills […]
Is it okay to use “baby talk”? Absolutely! Infants naturally respond to exaggerated intonation. Using a high pitched, sing-song voice will help to maintain their attention and interest in you. When your baby begins to coo and babble, make the same sounds, too. Try to keep the vocal interaction going back and forth. You’ll be […]
The simplest answer for teaching sign language to hearing toddlers is that it allows babies and toddlers to EXPRESS before they are able to speak. Toddlers are able to control hand gestures and motions much earlier than they can control and coordinate lips, tongues and voices. Signing allows them to communicate before they can talk. This reduces frustration […]
Yes, not wanting to talk may very well be normal for your child. All children progress at their own pace and on their own schedule. Some children are interested in being verbal. They are truly motivated by talking and imitating adult speech. Some children are not really talking, but enjoy interacting. Many children want to […]