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Language Development

From pregnancy to sounds, words, and sentences! Find tips for your baby’s and toddler’s language development and improving communication skills.

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What is My Baby Trying to Say When She Smiles or Cries?

Smiling isn’t merely “cute,” and crying isn’t necessarily something that only has negative connotations associated with it. Your baby uses these two fundamental mechanisms of…

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Ages 1-2: The Beginning of the Toddler Years

Toddler development includes that cute babbling and cooing that we loved during the baby months, turn into real words and actual attempts at communication during…

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Babies Learn Grammar Before They Speak

All parents can appreciate the profound moment of their baby’s first words. I remember being so excited when my daughter finally said “mama,” because she…

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Can Going to Kindergarten Help Speech Development?

I’m going to make my responses short and sweet. Oh, and they’re the same from both a professional AND a mom perspective. The answer ….

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Infants and Learning through Listening

Listening is an important skill that requires a child to hear a message, understand it, and then act accordingly. Young children who have listening difficulties…

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Fart Jokes and Why Toddlers Like Them So Much

If your toddler is reaching the bathroom humor phase of life, chances are that they find these jokes hilarious! And while a little bit of…

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How to Promote Your Child’s Speech and Language Development at Home

It’s as if your ears are constantly waiting to hear the most adorable voice in the world. But, with the joy of your child’s first…

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Child Development: When Should My Child Combine Words?

One of the most worried about concerns for parents regarding child development is to know when their child will be able to communicate effectively. It’s…

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When Do Toddlers Start Talking? - From Combining 2 Words to Full Sentences

Communication is a very involved process. It starts with cooing, making sounds, babbling, and then progresses to word formation. The final step is combining words…

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Parentese - More Than Just “Baby Talk”

As a speech pathologist, it would always make me cringe to hear parents talking to their babies in this way. Annoyance level notwithstanding, it’s just…

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My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

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When Do Babies Start Talking?

When does Babbling Turn into Talking? With regard to babbling and communication, I can’t really tell you how long it’s going to take for your…

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Language Development Starts in the Womb

Research has shown that children at around 8 months gestation can begin to distinguish between English and Japanese! Using non-invasive sensing technology from the University…

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Why Kids Enjoy Animal Sounds so Much?

If you have ever watched a baby’s reaction to animal sounds like these, they will often react with a smile or a laugh. But, have…

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Is My Child Talking Enough?

All children’s speech and language development are different, and there are no concrete deadlines for growth. Although major milestones like crawling, walking, and talking should…

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Should I Wait for My 2-Year-Old to Start Talking?

So, the doctor said your 2-year-old will eventually start talking, but you’re worried. A spoken exchange includes intent, production, and comprehension. If you spoke to…

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Typical Speech Development: Vocabulary Milestones by Months

One of these words is “semantics,” which is merely technical jargon for “vocabulary.” But, what exactly is vocabulary?  Vocabulary refers to the set of words…