Listen to the sounds the infant makes in interaction with the parent.
No elicitation needed. If desired the adult can talk to the infant and try to start a “conversation.”
The infant’s sounds are all part of the repertoire of the parent.
Explain to parents that infants can initially make the sounds of all languages. But as they hear the parents’ communication, they lose the sounds they never hear. Thus they are primed to learn the specific sounds of their culture.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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