Observe the infant during face-to-face interaction with an adult and during daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The infant initiates vocal turn taking by coughing or making funny noises.
Help early childhood educators and parents understand the infant’s language development. They may not realize that combining strings of sounds is the infants attempt at making a “sentence.” Help parents realize the importance of responding to the child’s communications. This builds the foundation for a conversation.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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