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: 12-15 Months

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Produces consonants /b, m, n, t, d, w/

Situations for Observation of Skill

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

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child makes word approximations (“ga” for dog)

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand the language learning progression, so they can understand where the child is developmentally and model the next step. For example, if the child is repeating syllables to make a word, the adult acknowledges the child’s meaning (“You want water,”) and models the sound sequence (“Wa-TER.”)

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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