Posts Tagged ‘speech and language’

Is Technology Damaging our Children’s Speech & Language Skills?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 by by

Recently a fellow SLP shared an article from the UK entitled Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six years. It got a small dialogue started when I shared it on my Facebook page, with most commenters agreeing with the article.

What do you think?

Is technology damaging

Let me begin by being honest with you all: We own an iPad. And two iPhones, a MacBook Pro, a couple flat screens, a Blue ray player (more…)

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Your Child’s Speech & Language: 12-18 Months

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 by by

Well you have survived the first year and hopefully the big first birthday party ;) Your little one is crawling or walking around and getting into E V E R Y T H I N G and life is suddenly getting busy! If you haven’t finished yet, be sure to child proof everything. Your child’s curiosity could get her into trouble! Not only are those gross motor skills developing at rapid speed these days but so is her speech and language. In fact, at 12 months she may have said her first real word. But what is a real word? If you didn’t catch last week’s post on first words, go check it out and then come back for speech and language development from 12 to 18 months!

Development from 12-15 Months

Cognitively, your little one is beginning to use common objects appropriately. For example, she is trying to learn how to use a spoon, put keys in the door, and puts your phone to her ear. She is imitating new motor movements she sees you do (like stomping your feet) and she is starting to be able to remember that she was playing with her favorite bear in the living room and will go back there to look for it. She may be starting to be interested in stacking objects like blocks and may be able to make a 3-4 block tower by the end of this time!

Socially and communicatively, your little one (more…)