This topical guide on language development in young children will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
- Exceptional Parent, 36(10), 37-39
Your Child’s Early Communication Skills: What You Need to Know
Kathy Jagarnath. (2006)
This article provides tips for parents on how to encourage and monitor communication in young children. It also lists factors that may affect a child’s communication abilities.
- Infants & Young Children, 28(1), 18-31
Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays
Susan Hendler Lederer and Dana Battaglia. (2015)
The purpose of this article is to explore recommended practices in choosing and using key word signs (i.e., simple single-word gestures for communication) to facilitate first spoken words in hearing children with language delays. Available as a downloadable PDF.
- Young Exceptional Children, 4(4), 10-15
Supporting Emergent Literacy in Play-based Activities
Mary Frances Hanline. (2001)
This article provides tips for parents and caregivers on play activities that promote early literacy and that can be incorporated into natural environments.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.