North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children speak audibly and express thoughts, and feelings, and ideas clearly.

Skill Progression: Articulation/ sound production

Age: 24-27 Months

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Combines noises to make sound effects (e.g., “zoom-zoom,” “Brrring,” “Bang”)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during play and daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child represents sounds in the environment.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Some parents may not understand how to play with a child, the supporting adult can model playing with toys while modeling sound effects. Point out the strategies being used and why these are helpful to the child. Encourage parents to play with the child.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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