1-2 years: Speech and Language Milestones

During the second year, toddlers are moving around more, and are aware of themselves and their surroundings. Their desire to explore new objects and people also is increasing. During this stage, toddlers will show greater independence; begin to show defiant behavior; recognize themselves in pictures or a mirror; and imitate the behavior of others, especially […]

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Talking Tips for Babies and Young Children

Babies and toddlers are keen at learning all the time, even when they seem not to be doing much. Knowing how to interact and how it helps them with their listening, understanding, talking and making sounds is important for parents. We have borrowed some ubiquitous technology terms to run you through these tips! Do you Facetime, sign-in, kindle with your […]

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Birth – 1 Year : Speech and Language Milestones

    There is a constant development in a child from the day he or she is born. Milestones between birth to 1 year are the crucial ones which form the foundation of a child’s communication skills. The environment plays a key role too. Some children will develop certain speech and language skills quicker than […]

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Tips to Teach Sequencing Skills in Children

What does Sequencing mean? Sequencing is an important skill in children and this article holds key tips to improve verbal language sequencing skill in children. Sequencing is the process of combining things in a particular order; a following of one thing after another. In the context of speech and language, sequencing refers to a skill that […]

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My Spinning, Running, Anxious Child, Is it a Sensory Processing Disorder?

A lot of children with developmental delays have Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD). Parents of kids with SPD a lot of times report that their kids like to spin, run and climb. Let us know a little more about SPD. We all have a sensory processing system. It means all our five senses (hearing, touch, taste, […]

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10 Myths About Children Who Are Learning to Talk!

  Learning to talk is a complex process. You might have heard many pieces of advice and tales on how children learn to talk. Let’s expose a few myths and hear out the truth. 1. Using Gestures/Signs and Pictures will inhibit my child’s language development False: The opposite is true!  Using gestures and signs actually […]

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How Sippy Cups Can Cause Speech Difficulties?

What is a Sippy cup and why is it used? A Sippy cup is a training cup usually made of plastic with a screw or snap-on lid and a spout that lets your child drink without spilling. A Sippy cup is usually preferred as a transition from nursing /bottle feeding to a regular open mouth […]

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Sentence Building in Children Aged Below 5 Years

Q. When does sentence building in children start? A child as young as 1.5 years can speak in a meaningful sentence using 2 words (Eg: My doll). As in when a child develops more vocabulary, she/he will start using longer and longer sentences. We can measure sentence length in terms of  Mean Length of Utterance […]

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