Geriatric Communication


Developmental Milestones

Children learn from birth. They understand and use language to express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings, and to communicate with others through gestures, vocalizations, and words. During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). Emergent Literacy stage of development begins as children see and interact with print (e.g., books, magazines, grocery lists) in eveveryday situations (e.g., home, in preschool, and at daycare) well before they start elementary school. A growing enjoyment of print is observed as he or she begins to recognize words that rhyme, scribble with crayons, point out logos and street signs, and name some letters of the alphabet. Gradually, children combine what they know about speaking

Early Warning Signs
There are some early signs that may place a child at risk for the acquisition of literacy skills. Preschool children with speech and language disorders often experience problems learning to read and write when they enter school. Signs that may indicate later reading and writing and learning problems include persistent baby talk, absence of interest in or appreciation for nursery rhymes or shared book reading, difficulty understanding simple directions, difficulty learning (or remembering) names of letters, failure to recognize or identify letters in the child's own name. If you notice any of these sysmtoms then my programs will benefit your child.
Early Intervention Is Critical
Emergent literacy instruction is beneficial when it begins early in the preschool period because these difficulties are persistent and often affect children's further language and literacy learning throughout the school years. Speech-language pathologists have a key role in promoting the emergent literacy skills of all children, and especially those with known or suspected literacy-related learning difficulties. The focus is to identify children at risk and prevent reading and writing difficulties. Prevention efforts involve working in collaboration with families, caregivers, and teachers to ensure that young children have high quality and ample opportunities to participate in emergent literacy activities both at home and in daycare and preschool environments.
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