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10 Cues that lead to the first word

Sugandha Tiwari
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10 Cues that lead to the first word

Waiting for the first word? Did you know that you can actually track your child’s progress! Every day as you respond to your child’s babble, do you secretly hope that today is the’ day of the first word’… a word that is familiar to you? Our blogger Sugandha Tiwari assures that just like you try every day, your child is trying too and there are actually ways to track if your child is making any headway…


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Sugandha Tiwari

| Jul 10, 2017

Dear Parents, Kindly share if you would like to read on some other topics as well. I shall be more than happy to write.

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anooshamaggy15

| Apr 17, 2017

My baby said Amma the first word by sixth month which make me felt very happy now she z 14 months old and Speaks lots of two letter words

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kalpana pujari

| Apr 03, 2017

hi sugandha, thanks for your reply. we are seeing dramatic changes every day.. like he is asking for his needs a bit these days.. trying to communicate with us with few words he knows and sometimes tries to give us clues. Also his social skills are improving as we are taking him to more social places and children round. I would say not up to the mark but he is picking up fast off late. Lot of words has been added to his list now. The moment we think we should talk to expert he surprises us with few new learnings. So do you this we still need to see the expert or just wait for some more time.. as I don't want someone to diagnose something which isn't present and add more stress to our life's. kindly reply. Thanks.

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Sugandha Tiwari

| Mar 16, 2017

Hi Priya! thank you for sharing. I would suggest the same to you Priya. For expressive language to take place effectively there are multiple factors that need to be considered for eg. appropriate language stimulation at home, nurturing of reading habits, parents own expressive language and so on.

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Sugandha Tiwari

| Mar 16, 2017

Hi Ruchi! thanks for sharing. For expressive language to take place effectively there are multiple factors that need to be considered for eg. appropriate language stimulation at home, nurturing of reading habits, parents own expressive language and so on.

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Sugandha Tiwari

| Mar 16, 2017

Hi Jinkal! thank you for sharing. Jinkal , Speech and language development go hand in hand, however in speech development many sounds per say are mastered only at a particular age. Let your child take his own time as far producing " a particular sound is concerned.

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Sugandha Tiwari

| Mar 16, 2017

Hi Kalpana! thank you for sharing. I can completely get your concern as a parent. After reading what you have shared here,all I can suggest is that you should definitely go for a screening process, where formalized tools and techniques are used for assessments. I do see some areas that are of concern and your child would certainly benefit from early intervention. I would suggest get in touch with " Action For Autism" situated at Jasola Vihar, New Delhi.

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Sugandha Tiwari

| Mar 16, 2017

Hi Vanishree! Thank you for sharing. I would say there is nothing to worry about such things. Children like we as adults also have their own mood many a times.

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vanishree shetty

| Mar 16, 2017

my child is 3 years old. he tells what we says like numbers, alphabes etc. but he don't say again when we ask him. what to do?

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kalpana pujari

| Feb 22, 2017

Hi, my son is 2. 9years. He is a very active child. he has a word for every thing he sees or notices. He uses 2-3 phrases for communication (but not for asking things). He also started imitating sentences and phrases we use. He sings rhymes and songs most of the time. Respond to instructions or 2-3 word sentences - come and sit here, give me the ball etc. Though he doesn't play with other kids.. he gets along when left in between kids and plays his own thing. His IQ is excellent. Says numbers till 100, alphabets, says atleast 50 spellings of words he knows. memory is also is good. Now coming to the concern part - he doesn't look at strangers and try to ignore them by looking away. He still doesn't communicate well his needs. He still doesn't frame sentences to ask or communicate his needs. Though i know and feel he is learning little late and learning at his own pace.. want to know if there is something we need to be concerned and take expert help.. or just give him time to pick up things on his pace. please help.

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Shashikanth S Pol

| Feb 09, 2017

Our son started making words of his own very soon when he was just in his 10th month. Now he makes new new words on a daily basis and communicates with us. His both expressive and responding skills are very sharp with keen observation to every new thing he gets introduced. It is very nice to watch him grow. Just feel Awesome.

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Jinkal Niraj Shah

| Dec 11, 2016

my son is 26months old ..he speaks sentences, play rhymes with action everything is OK but his speech is not clear.. alphabets like r,s,w,l are not spoken correctly.. how do I improve?

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Nov 17, 2016

Hi Sugandha, interesting blog piece. Would love to read more about on the topic.

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Ruchi Mahajan

| Nov 16, 2016

At the age of one the first word said by my child was muma. After that he started speaking single words like dedo, lelo ,pani peena. Now he is three nd a half bt does nt speak lines clearly.

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Priya Sundar

| Nov 16, 2016

My boy gonna be 3 yr old in 3 months... all rhymes... animals... everything he is saying... yet not communicating in sentences... afraid much... following all commands... could you please send me some solutions... afraid about this much...

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