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: Language production

Age: 27-30 Months

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Modifies nouns in an object position (e.g., Daddy is a big man.)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during play and daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child carries on a conversation with at least two-to-three words in a sentence.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Practice talking is key to lengthening sentences and having conversations. Encourage parents to talk to the child at every opportunity, at meals, in the car, during shopping, at play, during reading and other daily activities.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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