This one-hour course will introduce you to speech and language development in infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months). It's a fascinating time when initial sounds turn to babbling and babbling turns to words!
You will learn milestones for normal speech and language development as well as ways to support language development in young children. You will also learn about problems that can interfere with a child's development of speech and language and when it may be appropriate to gather/document information for possible referral to a specialist.
Course Learning Objectives:
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- List at least three developmental milestones for infant and toddler's speech and language skills.
- Describe activities that teachers can implement to support and enhance learning of speech and language in young children.
- Recognize factors or "red flags" that may interfere with a young child's learning of speech and language, and could require referral to a specialist.