Every one of our CSHA members has a story! Tamisha Tague, former CSHA board member, shares her professional journey and the role she has played in touching lives all along the way! Her path has led her to a place where she wants to be — in a job she loves and where she feels she’s making a difference.
Early Intervention Guide on Communication and Language Development By their second birthday, most children have a vocabulary of about 75-225 words and are beginning to combine words into two- to three-word phrases. While prevalence estimates vary, about 10 percent to 20 percent of 2-year-olds don’t reach this milestone and consequently may experience difficulties learning to …[Read More]
Learning to Communicate Babies are busy. There’s so much to do those first two years, like crying, smiling, waving, playing. They’re signs a child is learning to communicate. Parents are busy, too, so they need all the help they can get to identify the signs of age-appropriate communication — and what to do if those …[Read More]
The California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) has released an educational video and supporting online resource guide to help parents, medical professionals, educators and speech-language pathologists evaluate where a child is on the path to age-appropriate language skills and determine if intervention or support is needed.
In 1986, the enactment of legislation to require early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and at-risk conditions from birth up until age 3 years of age ushered in a new paradigm of services and supports for families and very young children which has been compared to the Copernican Revolution (Turnbull & Summers, 1987).