DO YOU NOTICE YOUR TODDLER'S WORDS ARE NOT CLEAR ENOUGH?
They may speak with words and short sentences or do they 'point and grunt' to let you know what they want?
Does your child respond when asked something very simple? By working with hundreds of children for over 30 years Fiona understands their issues first-hand.
She has formulated hundreds of ideas and activities that will assist your toddler to communicate and interact with not only family members but also teachers and peers as well.
Children’s early communication has been extensively researched and an assessment with Fiona finds out where your child is according to their expected development.
Before a child begins to talk, there are numerous skills they must have, such as acknowledging your presence, paying attention to what you are doing and copying actions and sounds.
Children usually learn their first words from 12 months. From 18 to 24 months they start to put two words together to make short sentences. At this stage they may have 30 to 50 words, be able to name people, objects and actions, and say 'no' and 'more'. They are often unclear when they speak but parents should notice an improvement in clarity with time.