WELCOME to the Happy to be an SLP Blog HOP! A bunch of awesome SLP bloggers have joined together to share some fun speech pathology FACTS for you all in honor of Better Hearing & Speech Monthâ€¦with an opportunity to win some FAB prizes including aÂ $50 TPT gift card, $25 TPT gift card and a $15 TPT gift card as well as some other goodies! First Blog Hop? No worries, it’s simple! You’ll visit each of the participating blogs and collect the letter at each site. The letters will spell out a secret code that you can then enter in the rafflecopter for your chance to win! More information belowâ€¦.but first! Here is MY little tidbit for you!
BHSM Fact: Early Language & Literacy Development-The Research
There is a great deal of researchÂ that indicates that children with strong language skills in the preschool and early school years will have strong literacy skills later in life. Â Specifically, these studies tell us this:
- TheÂ quantity of words spokenÂ to a childÂ in the first three years of lifeÂ isÂ strongly associated with a child’s language skills, vocabulary size and IQ later in life. Quantity is especially important in toddlers aged 12-24 months for vocabulary development.
- QualityÂ of words is also so important on vocabulary development. Especially inÂ toddlers aged 24-36 months, who benefit from hearingÂ more sophisticated vocabulary.
- Children exposed toÂ more positive feedbackÂ and statements in relation to negative feedback in the first three years of lifeÂ had the highest language skills at age three and beyond.
- Â Children who were engaged more in conversation by their caregivers or teachers knew more colors, letters and shapes at age threeÂ than children who were engaged less in conversation in those first few years of life.
- Conversations and narrativesÂ about past and future eventsÂ are especially important for preschool childrenÂ aged 36-48 months.
- The size of a childâ€™sÂ vocabulary in kindergartenÂ predictsÂ his ability to learn to read
- ChildrenÂ learn language and vocabularyÂ whenÂ they are directly spoken to, not so much from passive exposure like from watching TV.
- ChildrenÂ learn languageÂ inÂ everyday momentsÂ and throughÂ PLAY.
So what does this mean? This means that language AND literacy skills development quite literally begins at BIRTH! This research (which you can read more about in my post about language & literacy development) supports the importance of early intervention for children with language delays as well as the importance of family education and training.Â When people know better, they do better and as SLPs we can help parents KNOW BETTER!
Wondering Why This is the HAPPY To be an SLP Blog HOP??
Becauseâ€¦we SLP bloggers are awesomeâ€¦..
Grab Your Blog Hop Letter!
Now that you’ve read my BHSM facts, grab your blog hop letter!
Â Visit ALL the Blogs in the HOP for Your Chance to WIN!
Here is what YOU CAN WIN!!
And here is how: Now it’s time to head to the other blogs! If this is your first stop in the HOP, you’ll want to head over to the FIRST BLOG by CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW. You’ll want to grab the letter in that post, and then follow along and grab ALL the letters at ALL the blogsâ€¦which will reveal our TOP SECRET code. You will then enter that code into the rafflecopter widget for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
If you have arrived here via hoppingâ€¦head over to the next blog byâ€¦you guessed itâ€¦clicking on the image below! GOOD LUCK!
Thanks for the blog hop AND the great information. I know that a lot of families I work with don’t even realize that they need to talk to their kids.