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Language and Speech Development in Babies

From the first moment they are born, babies begin to communicate with the people around them to meet their needs. Crying is the first form of communication.

Language and Speech Development in Babies

From the first moment they are born, babies begin to communicate with the people around them to meet their needs. Crying is the baby's first form of communication. This is how they express their wishes and complaints. They start making meaningless sounds. Over time, these sounds give way to meaningful sounds and words. 

 

So, how can you support your baby's language and speech development? 

First of all, it is very important to have sound hearing for language and speech development. Because speaking is a skill learned by hearing. Hearing screening is therefore vital for speech. You can start talking to your babies from the moment they are born. Simple and short phrases make it easy for baby to learn, follow and repeat.

Talking in the form of question and answer positively affects language development. For example; When his father comes home, you can use question-answer phrases such as "aaa! Who's here?....father is here".

But your baby

 

at the end of 6 months 

 

* Does not respond when called, 

* If the sound is not playing games, 

* If there is no syllable repetition, 

* Does not make intonations while crying or producing sound; ya 

 

at the end of the 12th month 

 

* If there is no significant syllable repetition, 

* If his name is spoken and he does not react to the stimuli around him; 

 

Considering that there may be factors that negatively affect language and speech development, you should consult a specialist speech and language therapist. 

 

Remember, development starts with healthy communication!

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