Phonological awareness is essential for learning how to read. When a child has these awareness skills, they can understand that words can be broken down into smaller parts. Some children pick this up naturally, while others may require intervention.
Play skills are significant when it comes to a child’s speech and language development. Play provides some of the earliest opportunities for a child to develop social skills and to form symbolic relationships. These areas serve for later developing higher-level language functions.
Expressive language is the language that we produce or use to communicate messages. One’s primary expressive language system can look different depending on the individual. We will talk about how phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics play a role in expressive language.
Communication milestones from infancy all the way to 5 years. This brief post covers typical speech and language development as your child or loved one grows.