Step 1 is to view Talking is Sharing, a 30-minute researched effective program that describes and demonstrates approaches parents can use to help babies listen, learn and talk. In controlled research studies, 100% of the parents, were able to successfully implement the approaches with their baby after viewing the program.
“Talking is Sharing” Effective Approaches
I. Tune into your baby
- Identify what your baby is interested in
- Watch your baby explore
- Imitate your baby’s actions and sounds
- Match sounds, syllables and words to your baby’s action and play
II. Get your baby to tune into you
- Say a vowel sound to attract your baby’s attention and focus
- Use your body position and eye focus to direct your baby’s attention
- Look at your baby’s face when you talk and play
III. Target your Words
- Use a higher and more varied pitch
- Say the label for the object, action or important word louder
- Pause before and after important word
- Using a rising intonation on sounds, syllables or words
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Now you are ready for Steps 2 and 3, so you can explore these new approaches directed toward the sounds and language best for your baby. There is no right or wrong. If your baby responds, continue that approach when you talk or play to help your baby listen, learn and talk.