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Language and communication

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Getting started

Communication can happen no matter what language a baby learns first – as long as the language is clear, meaningful, and used by many people in the baby’s environment.

Language and learning

One of the most amazing and important accomplishments of infancy and early childhood is the development of language.

Milestones of speech and language

The rate of children’s speech and language development can vary, depending on the child. This information is just a general guideline for parents.

Australian Sign Language

Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the language used by the Australian Deaf community.

Spoken language

Children with hearing loss need to grow up in a rich language environment to learn to talk and communicate.



Information to help you read effectively to your deaf child.




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