The Importance of Reading books to Children Seven benefits of Reading to Children 1. Improve their language skills. 2. Enhance ability to concentrate on a set task for a set period of time. 3. Develop their imagination. 4. Develop their vocabulary and be able to link ideas. 5. Develop their comprehension skills. 6. Develop their…

How well is your child speaking? Many parents phone asking about their toddlers’ speech and language, and whether their language development is age appropriate. Spending just 20 minutes a day 1:1 with your child in play can have a dramatic effect on your child’s language. 6 tips in how a parent can develop their young…

10 Tips of How Parents Can Encourage Their Child to Speak. • Talk to your child about what you are doing (e.g. I need to put the cups in here”). • Use hand gestures, point to objects and use varied intonation as you say the associated words. You can do this with your child’s body…

Developing Language in Toddlers

3 Natural Environments to Help Develop a Toddlers Language. Children will learn language naturally and easily when the words an adult use are used in context and when the child is actually carrying out the action. 1. The Playground The language that can be provided in the playground is: • Up / Down the steps:…

Children’s Milestones in Speech and Language – birth to 3 years

  Is My Child Speech / Language Developing Normally?                                      Many parents phone concerned about their child’s speech and language. Initially, parents should be advised by a Speech Pathologist to see an ENT to have their child’s hearing tested. There are milestones that are used as the general guide: By 2 Months a child: should begin…

Bilingual Children and Language Development

Do bilingual children develop their language slower than monolingual children Do bilingual children develop their language slower than monolingual children? Bilingualism is defined as the ability to learn and use two languages in everyday living. Children who are bilingual, in general, are under referred to Speech Pathologists due to general opinion that they lag behind…

Intervention to Develop Grammar in School-Age Children School-aged children who are experiencing difficulties in school with expressive and receptive language benefit immensely with intervention targeting grammar. To make substantial change and progress in their language intensive intervention is necessary. Children who have language impairments often produce short, simple sentences. These sentences are typically not grammatically…

Comprehension

Developing Children’s Comprehension Skills To develop children’s expressive and receptive language it is essential that they are read to on a regular basis. Ideally, they should not only be read to, but also actively engaged in discussions about the pictures and the story itself. There are four level of questioning. These levels of questioning were…