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Handout F: Suggested Resources for Families

EIVI TrainingCenter. (2005). Suggested resources for families. Chapel Hill, NC: Early InterventionTrainingCenter for Infants and Toddlers With Visual Impairments, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-CH.

The following list contains resources written specifically for families to explain typical communication and language development. They are short and written in clear, simple language and represent only a sample of available resources. Many websites also contain accurate, family-friendly information. Because websites change frequently, they are not included in this list.

Appel, K., & Masterson, J.J. (2001). Beyond babytalk: From sounds to sentences, a parent’s complete guide to language development.New York: Crown Publishing.

Beckwith, B. (1992). Baby, can we talk? (Teaching children to talk). Essence, 22(12), 105.

Carter, K.P. (2002). Speech development: What’s normal for your child might not be normal for mine. Pediatrics for Parents, 20(1), 3-4.

Chernus-Mansfield, N., Hayahi, D., & Kekelis, L. (1985). Talk to me II: Common concerns [Brochure]. Los Angeles: The BlindChildrensCenter

Hussey-Gardner, B. (1996). Understanding my signals [Brochure]. Palo Alto, CA: VORT Corporation.

Kekelis, L., & Chernus-Mansfield, N. (1984). Talk to me: A language guide for parents of blind children [Brochure]. Los Angeles: The BlindChildrensCenter.

Rosetti, L.M. (1997). Happy talking: Understanding and promoting a child’s communication development. The Exceptional Parent, 27(2), 22-23.