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What Should We Talk About? Building Your Child's Conversation Skills
Three easy steps to help your child learn good conversation skills. Gary Kosman and Grace Chiu

Speech and Language : Causes, Milestones and Suggestions
Most children have speech that is easily understood by an unfamiliar listener by school age, however, some children take longer to develop their speech.
Kimberly A. Powell, Ph.D.

Adoption : Your Child's Speech and Language Development
Speech and Language Development in Adoption: Language is the gateway to learning. Here's what you need to know to foster speech and language skills of your adopted child, and to get help if you suspect trouble. Allison Martin

Speech and Language Development Concerns
What to do when you have concerns about your child's speech and language development. Allison Martin

Research on the Impact of Prematurity on Speech and Language
Research summary on prematurity and speech. Allison Martin

Guidelines for Your Child's First Words
Children learn words and use them in communication best when those words do the following things. James D. MacDonald

Having Conversations with Children Learning to Talk
One of the most important things in helping children learn to talk is to have frequent, friendly conversations with them. James D. MacDonald

The Surprising Power of Waiting
In our work with parents, teachers and therapists, we find waiting to be one of the most powerful ways to help a child communicate. James D. MacDonald

Young Children's Oral Language Development
An overview of the process and mechanics of language development, along with implications for practice. Celia Genishi

Why Do Children Have Difficulty Learning to Talk?
A few of the common problems we have seen. James D. MacDonald

Communication in Autism
Overview of language development and impairment of autistic children.

Speech and Language: Developmental Milestones
Development and milestones of articulation and language from birth to five years old.

Children with Communication Disorders
What are communication disorders?

Conversation Guide for Older Children & Adults
Here are a few things I've learned to make conversations improve my life. James D. MacDonald

Our Daily Bread
In this heart-warming story, a non-verbal teenage boy with autism finds the help he needs from his camp nurse. Sharon Weinland George and Judith Weinland Justice

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