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: 6-8 Months

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Imitates sound sequences in one breath

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant during face-to-face interaction with an adult and during daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult makes consonant-vowel sound combinations for the child to imitate.

Behavior Observed

The infant babbles with a variety of combinations of sounds.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Talking to the infant stimulates sound production and imitation. Encourage turn-taking with sounds in face-to face game play. Vowels and frontal sounds, or sounds made in the front of the mouth are the easiest to produce.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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