SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT KEY
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HOW I GROW UP AND DEVELOP
Can recognise the difference between a human voice and other sounds.
May attempt to copy facial expressions
Reflective vocalisation: Cry, fuss
Interested eye gaze, shows a preference for looking at faces.
Show recognition of their parents voices and may turn towards them.
May be soothed by their parents voice.
SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION KEY
WHAT I NEED
Adults offering a quiet time each day to play and talk with baby, avoiding background noise where possible so babies find it easier to listen.
MY WIDER WORLD
Research report from Law et al 2011 found that:
Health Visitors and Family Nurses play a key role in prevention and early identification of Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Below are some suggested ways of supporting families and signposting them to relevant support services.