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Speech and Hearing Month

May is Speech and Hearing Month. This month, think about creating "talk spots" for your family: places to be present in the moment and communicate with those around us. Once you get to the spot, it's a reminder to stop and talk!

Here are some suggested talk spots. Where are yours?

  • The table: A Meal times are natural opportunities for conversation. You are sitting face to face and looking at each other, which is ideal for communication.
  • The car: When you are driving, you are forced to sit and slow down. It gives us the time to talk with our children and wait for a response. Slowing down and waiting are important elements for language development.
  • Getting dressed: Dressing your child is a time to offer choices (e.g., red shirt or blue shirt?). Offering choices can promote language development. You are providing a model of the words you would like your child to imitate, making it easier for them to repeat. Choices also help children recognize that words have power and give them a sense of self control.
  • Bedtime: A wonderful time to read to your child. Books expose children to new words and provide repetition, which is key for learning language.

Learn more about talk spots and communication ideas on the Northern Health Matters blog!

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