I hope you have enjoyed Tuning In, Targeting and Exploring approaches to help your baby listen, learn and talk, and have shared laughter, love and fun together!!
Do you have questions?
When parents Tune in, Target and Explore new approaches, some babies respond immediately but some take more time to learn and benefit from the approaches. Sometimes, there are other reasons that a baby may not respond to the approaches, and the parent would need further guidance. For these babies, the best results are achieved if the baby is less than 12 months old but babies up to 22 months old can benefit.
- If a baby is very smart or has some great strength in learning, the baby’s ability to listen and learn may be far better than the ability to talk. Parents choose the way they talk with their baby, based on their baby’s understanding of language. If there is a difference between the baby’s understanding and talking, the baby will have difficulty learning from the parent’s talking. The gap between listening, learning and talking can be frustrating for the baby and affect later learning.
- If any family member (brothers or sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents) had difficulty in school such as learning to read or write, or have a learning disability, the baby may have weaknesses like their relative and the parents will need some guidance to identify the baby’s strengths, weakness, and the specific development that would be most beneficial to target.
- If the baby had colds, allergies, ear infections or fluid in their middle ear within their first year of life, there may be a gap between their listening and the sounds and words they can say in talking. The parents will need some guidance to identify the specific sounds and language that would be most beneficial to target.
For these parents and babies, it is beneficial to email Dr. Banigan at firstname.lastname@example.org to directly access her expertise and for suggestions to achieve optimal benefit for baby and family.