5 Strategies to Promote Communication in Your Young Child

5 strategies to promote communication in infants and toddlers

This week, we speak with Carrie Clark, a pediatric speech-language pathologist and the creator of speechandlanguagekids.com. Carrie offers 5 simple strategies families can implement into their everyday lives to get young children communicating. These include: use of Sign Language, shorter utterances, parallel and self-talk, and expansions. Carrie and Ayelet go into detail about how to use each strategy, discussing specific examples and useful ways to implement each one with a child at different communication levels. 

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Ayelet Marinovich, M.A. CCC-SLP

Ayelet Marinovich, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in work with pre-verbal infants, toddlers, non-verbal children, and their families. The Strength In Words podcast and blog were created as an additional resource for families of young children with infants & toddlers of all developmental levels. It is not intended to be a substitute for speech and language therapy.