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Speech, Language and Hearing Milestones DVD

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

0112825_a.jpgThe American Speech and Language Association (ASHA) now offers a helpful DVD for parents, teachers, researchers, and clinicians which overviews milestons for speech, language, and hearing development in the first 5 years of life.  The website includes samples from the DVD and is helpful on its own but the DVD has much more information and only costs $10 (even less if you order in bulk - for schools, clinics, etc.).  I also think this would be an excellent resource for pediatricians to hand out to their patients and obviously a terrific thing for speech and language pathologists and audiologists to give to parents. 

Speech, Language, and Hearing Milestones: Birth to Age Five is a 44-minute DVD with three main sections:

  1. Introduction to communication. Briefly explains the importance of communication and how speech and language develops. It also covers the role of hearing and the impact of an unidentified hearing loss.
  2. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Describes the credentials and services of the professions, particularly those for children birth to age 5.
  3. Communication Milestones. Individual chapters focus on general communication milestones by the following age ranges: Birth to 3 months; 4 to 6 months; 7 months to 1 year; 1 to 2 years; 2 to 3 years; 3 to 4 years; and 4 to 5 years