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Jan 28, 2020

Get early intervention information mentioned in the episode here.

Here’s the link to the short screener for finding your child’s level of communication development.

Turn taking lays the foundation for conversation skills. At Level 5 your child plays near peers but does not interact with peers during play.

Your child...

Jan 27, 2020

Bubbles are great attention-getters! There are many ways to call attention to a bubble. Be sure to remember that joint attention includes checking the other person’s face sometimes.

Today’s activity: Model how to use joint attention while playing with bubbles. Point at a bubble, hold it on the wand, reach for and...

Jan 26, 2020

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Remember that parents don’t cause their child’s communication delay. They are, however, in the best position to provide frequent, enriched interactions that help their child focus on the most important information in the experience. These high-quality, high-frequency...

Jan 25, 2020

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Joint attention means both of you are sharing your attention toward some other interesting thing. You know you're sharing attention when you each are checking in with each other’s face.

Your child will follow your point or your eye gaze to see what you are paying...

Jan 24, 2020

Download the list of targets and activities for Level 5 here

When your child learns a play routine, you can build on their knowledge by using the game in new ways. Expand on playing peek-a-boo by doing it in new locations or situations.

Peek-a-boo is a good way to get your child’s attention toward your face. Watch...