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What is imitation? Imitation is copying other people. It can include copying their: Actions, using objects, for example, shaking a maraca, rolling a ball Gestures and body movements, for example, clapping, waving Sounds and words Children use imitation right from being a tiny baby, throughout early...

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What do we mean by ‘tuning into your child’? Children communicate in lots of different ways as they’re playing and interacting. They might not be playing with toys in the expected ways, but you can still do this activity by looking at whatever your child is doing. They might be exploring an...

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Every person with Down’s syndrome is an individual, with their own unique personality, strengths and differences. This page is about some of the characteristics which many people with Down’s syndrome have in common. People with Down’s syndrome can continue to make progress with...

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What are signs and gestures? Signs and gestures are when you give extra information to the words you say by using actions with your hands or body- like when you wave bye. Why use signs and gestures? Using signs and gestures helps children to understand words. Children can use signs and gestures...

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Welcome to Talking Toddlers Talking Toddlers is a fun group for you and your child. We will show you how to support your child’s language development and practice this in group sessions. Language difficulties are nobody’s fault, but changing the way you talk can really help your child. Some...

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How can we support you? We can help you identify the stage your child is at with their understanding of language and their early communication skills. Give you tips and ideas of how you can talk and play with your child to support the development of their speech, language and communication. Since...

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Saying or signing ‘more’ allows your child to use their words to ask for things they want. You can say or sign ‘more’ in lots of different situations. For example, with food, toys or peekaboo. Top Tips

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Ready, steady, go games: Play with cars down a ramp Bubbles A tickling game Remember to pause before you say go to see if your child says ‘go’ or reaches or looks at you to ask for more. Enjoy playing this game with your child. If your child gets bored, stop and try again another…...

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Why is giving choices useful? Giving choices can be a really helpful strategy to help children learn to make requests, and give them a little bit of control over their daily routine. It also gives us the opportunity to model some spoken language and for your child to link the language with the real...

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Information for parents and carers of children with cleft palate produced by the Trent regional cleft lip and palate service – Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. This information leaflet can be provided in different languages and formats. For more information please contact: Specialist...

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Why is making a choice so important? Making a choice is an important life skill. Offering choices creates an opportunity for your child to use their language so that they can understand the purpose of communication. Children love to make a choice and will enjoy learning how to communicate with you....

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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