Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#44: Language Development in the First Years
with Lenora Edwards
Language development in the first years seems to just happen on its own. But is this really true? Will babies just naturally say their first words around 12 months or do you need to help that happen?
It’s a great question and in this episode, Lenora Edwards of Better Speech and I discuss what parents and caregivers can do to give infants and toddlers a solid start in communicating with others. Lenora gives tips on how to support your child through exposure to natural conversations and observing others as well as being a part of complex conversations.
Lenora is an ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist who’s worked with little ones who are learning to express themselves to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become a more effective communicator. She loves to teach and educate others so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask through the links below. Better Speech is an online speech therapy company that has been remote since long before the pandemic. Their team of nationwide and internationally based Speech Language Pathologists are all Board Certified and Licensed.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Better Speech Resources: https://www.betterspeech.com/blog
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-speech/mycompany/
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