Talking With Babies
Knowledge, experience and partnership in empowering families
with communication, literacy and learning.
Helping babies listen, learn and talk
Dr. Rae Banigan helps empower parents to use the POWER OF COMMUNICATION with their babies to enhance communication, literacy and learning.
Dr. Banigan’s “Talking with Babies” Tip
It's no secret that your baby craves your attention. This POWER OF COMMUNICATION tip can enhance your babies verbal communication with you. When playing with your baby, imitate his or her babbling or just play with your voice sound using a rising intonation. Next, wait for your baby to imitate what you say to help him or her listen to the sound of your voice and translate to lips or tongue movement to say sound. Then once your baby says that form - vowel, consonant sound (m, b,d) + vowel, you can expand form to help him or her build the word in memory for attention, listening, talking and believe it or not later reading and writing!!
Meet Dr. Rae Banigan, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, ACE
No matter where she is, whether here in the United States, or traveling the world, all it takes is the sight of a baby to inspire Dr. Banigan. Perhaps you may have met her in person, and she welcomed you to visit this website for the invaluable information and resources she has put together for parents. Empowering parents and babies on the POWER OF COMMUNICATION is Dr. Banigan's passion. Throughout her 40+ year career in private practice, Dr. Banigan has met and helped thousands of parents and children master their communication skills. She has provided consultation, assessment, direct service, in-service training education of families, paraprofessionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in diverse settings. Dr. Banigan has also provided assessment, consultation, and direct service to children in 35 school districts.
On this website, there are two ways to get the information you need to help your baby from birth to 14 months develop, the best time since babies have 3 million extra brain cells that they lose if not used. For $19.99, you can access a direct consult package, (actual value $250.00) by clicking on the box below and providing me with your baby's age and email and choosing a time for me to call you. I will email you a simple 20 question screening form, and you will email me back the numbers of the items that you have not observed in your baby. I will then call you at the time you chose and identify what your baby is ready to develop and the best approach to use when talking with your baby to make it easier for your baby to listen, learn and talk. The other option is accessing all the information on this website and exploring approaches on your own. My research has supported that is effective also, just takes more time.