A guide for parents concerning what to expect as communication skills progress from infancy through early adolescence, how Down syndrome can affect those skills, and what they can do to help maximize their child's potential.
Parents and speech-language pathologists: the communication team. -- Langage, speech and communication. -- Busy baby -- busy parents. -- Before the first word: precursors to language. -- The one-word stage. -- The two- and three-word stages. -- Language problems and home activities. -- Speech and intelligibility problems and home activities. -- Understanding speech and language evaluation. -- Understanding speech and language treatment. -- Communication needs in school and the community.