BabyTalk: Strengthen Your Child's Ability to Listen, Understand, and Communicate

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 19, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Parents profoundly influence their child’s language development, including their ability to listen, understand, and communicate. From birth to three years is the crucial window of opportunity during which a child’s learning potential is at its fullest and most formative. Now with this amazing book, parents can use the revolutionary BabyTalk program to maximize their baby’s language skills– and provide a solid foundation for later learning–in just thirty minutes a day!

A simple and fun one-on-one program created by a renowned speech and language therapist, BabyTalk is based on extensive clinical experience and is firmly rooted in natural parent-child interaction. What’s more, it fits into the normal pattern of your child’s play! You’ll discover how to best talk to your child–and what to talk about–at each stage of development, including how to

• CREATE an environment in your home that most benefits your baby’s development
• NURTURE your child to become a confident communicator
• STRENGTHEN his or her ability to concentrate and retain information
• STIMULATE your child with specific toys and books at each stage
• RECOGNIZE problems that may hinder language development
• PRESENT games, play ideas, and words to stimulate the imagination


Use BabyTalk to give your baby a lifelong advantage for learning!


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Contents

My Story
Birth to Three Months
Three to Six Months
Six to Nine Months
Nine to Twelve Months
Twelve to Sixteen Months
Sixteen to Twenty Months
Twenty to Twentyfour Months
Thirty to Thirtysix Months
Three to Four Years
Now That Your Child Is Four
A WARNING ABOUT LABELS
COMMON QUESTIONS FROM PARENTS
REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Twentyfour to Thirty Months

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Sally Ward is Head of Speech and Language Therapy at Christopher Place, a new centre in London for children with speech and language disabilities. Children are brought to her clinic from all over the world. She has also appeared in a number of television and radio programs. Dr. Ward has three very articulate grown-up children.

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