Speech Delays – Part 3

QUICK and FREE: Here is a quick tip to help relieve the frustration that occasionally erupts in your toddler when he cannot communicate his wants or needs.

American Sign Language: The following site offers a free online dictionary where you can pick and choose the words you want your child to learn. In addition to the Main Dictionary, there is a link called “ASL for Babies.” The list is shorter and includes most of the words you will need for toddler communication.

http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi

A little advice: when signing, be sure to also say the word aloud. In that way, when your child’s speech does emerge, he will already know how to express that need verbally and well as in sign.

 

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