How to help at home with my child's understanding, talking or communication

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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know what changes I can make at home to make communication easier for my baby."

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Reduce screen time

Screens can often distract both babies and adults from every day interactions and communication. Try to reduce your and your baby's screen time to increase opportunities for playing and interacting together. This simple video from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust outlines key messages using screens.

Reduce screen time
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Switch off and talk

Babies learn from watching the adults around them, switching off devices supports their communication development.  This webpage and leaflet provides you with information about why this is important.

Switch off and talk
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Using visual support

Parents play a key role in supporting their babies language and communication skills in everyday life. Children learn about the world through their experiences and interests particularly within their play. Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provide information and opportunities for families learn more about developing speech and language - this video introduces how to use visual support to help communication.

Cost: Free

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