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: 33-36 Months

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Produces the syllable structures: CV, VC, CCV (sky), CCVC (stop), CVCC (dogs), and VCC (egg

Situations for Observation of Skill

Read a book together that involves using multisyllabic words and rhymes, such as a Dr. Seuss book.

Elicitation Strategy

Observe whether other children understand the child. Discuss the story, the pictures and the rhymes in the book. See if the child can create a word to rhyme with a word in the book.

Behavior Observed

Pronouncing multisyllabic words may be difficult, but the child tries to say them.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to read a variety of books, including rhyming books and books with longer words in them. After reading the book several times, the child can “read” it to the adult with some assistance. A librarian can help parents find books that have the sounds the child has difficulty mastering. Books enable the child to practice in a nonthreatening way.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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