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 ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Skill Progression: Asks questions

Age: 18-21 Months

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Occasionally requests clarification (“huh?”)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when the adult and child are not directly interacting.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Request for clarification is exhibited with a questioning sound such as “huh?”

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to listen for the questioning intonation. This implies the need for a response or clarification.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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