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 understand communications from others.

Skill Progression: Understand communication from others

Age: 2-4 Months

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Discriminates between familiar and unfamiliar voices

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant when a familiar adult and an unfamiliar adult are talking within the infant’s line of vision.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant stares at the unfamiliar adult and watches his mouth and eyes. The glance may go from the unfamiliar adult to the familiar adult as well.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The infant is learning both visual and auditory differentiation of people.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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