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Speech & Language Development

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Positive Parenting Tips from CDC [web resource]

tips for parents 548As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation [presentation]

This workshop focuses on identifying students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD); understanding the differences between LBLD and a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD); and understanding/interpreting the evaluation process including neuropsychological, educational, and speech-language testing.  Melody O’Neil, M.S. Ed and Associate Director of Admission for Landmark School, also covers how to interpret the scores—what it all means and what the specific tests measure. Read more ›

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When Should You Seek the Advice of a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Written by Nova Consunto, Speech-Language Pathologist  at CHC

With kids’ speech and language abilities developing at such different rates, it’s hard to know when to be concerned about delays. Here are the top ten indicators that it might be time to consult with a Speech-Language Pathologist. Read more ›

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Learn More about Early Developmental Milestones With the CDC’s Children’s Books [downloadable]

Talk, read, sing and play with your child every day. CDC’s amazing books can help! Amazing Me and Where is Bear?, and the Spanish-language versions, Soy Maravilloso, and ¿Dónde Está Osito?, are fun for children and show you what to look for as your child grows. Read more ›

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Diagnosing and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) [downloadable]

autism460Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior, communication and social functioning. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have ASD. Read more ›

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Learn the Signs: Information for Early Childhood Educators [web resource]

learnthesigns279From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move.

As an early childhood educator, you are a valuable resource to parents! CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) has free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development to help you boost family engagement and your own professional development. Read more ›

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Dyslexia Fact Sheet [downloadable]

What is dyslexia? This one-page fact sheet from Understood.org provides essential information about what dyslexia is and is not and how to help kids with dyslexia. Read more ›

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Developmental Milestones Checklists for Infants and Young Children [downloadable]

devmilestones210Developmental milestones are behaviors and skills that most children demonstrate at a given age. It’s important to note that all children develop differently. Milestone checklists provide examples of typical development progress at that age. Read more ›

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AAP Early Literacy Toolkit — Professional Resources [web resource] [downloadable]

The Books Build Connections Toolkit provides useful resources to form positive attitudes about and develop good practices for sharing books and receptive and expressive language development by introducing a variety of strategies and tools to support early development, strong parent–child relationships, and future school success. Read more ›

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Early Learning: Resources for Parents [downloadable]

reading198Learning begins in the womb. And, from the moment they are born, children begin interacting with the world around them and building critical skills. What they learn in their first few years of life—and how they learn it—can have long-lasting effects on their health and on their later success in school and in work.

Early learning refers to the skills and concepts that children develop before they reach kindergarten. It is a crucial part of development and can set patterns for both school and adult learning. Read more ›

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