From the beginning children are developing the skills they need in order to interact, communicate and talk.
Learning these skills - to make eye contact, listen, attend, take turns, copy, express body language, cry in a meaningful way, make speech sounds and babble, interact and form relationships, recognise and produce meaningful voice tones, play, recognise rhythm, understand routines, empathise, turn speech sounds into meaningful words - is one of the most complex accomplishments children can achieve.
They can only achieve this within a loving, supportive,responsive, social environment. You are crucial in the creation of this environment.
For more information about Before Words please contact:
Speech and Language Therapist.