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Speech & Language Development

Preventing Bullying [downloadable]

Bullying is a form of youth violence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. Read more ›

First 5 Santa Clara County [web resource] [downloadable]

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County supports the healthy development of children, from prenatal through age 5, and enriches the lives of their families and communities.

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Early Childhood Language Development Resources [downloadable]

Kids start developing communication skills from the moment they’re born. Newborns quickly begin to recognize important sounds in their environment, such as their parents’ voices. As they grow, babies start recognizing the sounds that form language, such as the way syllables, words, and sentences work. Read more ›

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Speech and Language Developmental Milestones

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The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others.

There appear to be critical periods for speech and language development in infants and young children when the brain is best able to absorb language. If these critical periods are allowed to pass without exposure to language, it will be more difficult to learn. Read more ›

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Vroom: Brain-Building Activities [web resource]

vroom 598Simple interactions between you and your children help build children’s brains foundation for all future learning. Vroom is a set of tools and resources designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Read more ›

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All About Young Children [web resource]

logo_All About Young Children 596Find out about what skills help children learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies on  All About Young Children, a resource for parents and caregivers provided by the California Department of Education. Read more ›

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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

SLP 497With 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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