Listening Development in the First Year

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If you read this post about how typically developing children learn language, you already know the secret sauce…listening. Today I want to share with you some of the listening milestones your child should be hitting between birth and 1 year old. These behaviors can both show you that your child is on track, and also be a sort of “early … Read More

Why Speech and Language Development in Babies Isn’t Just about Talking


If you’ve been a parent for more than 5 minutes, I’m sure you’ve seen 1 or 2 developmental checklists…the things your child should be doing in any area of development by a certain age. These checklists are helpful guides. But, when it comes to speech and language development, sometimes we focus just on the number of words our children are … Read More