From Whining to Signing
Parents of early communicators sometimes struggle to understand what their child wants or needs, leading to frustration on both sides. Children will often whine or scream until they are satisfied. By teaching children simple signs from a young age, we can improve their communication abilities and enjoy positive social interactions more often.
Practice pairing simple functional signs with spoken words in everyday interactions with your child. By modeling them across familiar contexts, your child will begin to understand their meaning! Click below to learn more about improving your child's communication using signs.
Speech & Language Milestones
ASHA and Read Aloud 15 MINUTES developed this free parent toolkit, available in English and Spanish, highlighting expected communication skills by age and suggestions for how to support speech and language development through daily reading.
Learn how to identify early developmental milestones and facilitate growth at home. Keep in mind that children develop at their own pace. If concerns persist beyond a few months, parents are encouraged to seek professional support.