This program is for parents and professionals. It is written in a simple format that anyone can read and understand. There are over 275 skills for each of the My Baby Compass manuals. These developmental milestones are presented in booklets with the skills on one side of the page and activities to bring out the skill on the other side of the page. Each booklet is only six pages in length. The perfect solution for a busy parent! Each skill is coded with a symbol that represents six areas of development:
Speech, Hearing, Vision, Cognitive, Physical and Social Emotional.
If your child isn’t performing a skill, refer to the manual and the symbol will guide you as to how to get help. There is also a chapter that allows you to record your child’s development, giving you a history that could be crucial for professionals in diagnosing your child if there is a problem. Most parents have to resort to memory when confronted with a developmental delay, which can be a difficult experience. A child’s strengths, weaknesses and learning style will become apparent as the checklists are filled out. The book has a spiral binding which allows a parent to easily lay it flat or hold it in one hand. The booklets can be removed from the manual and can go with the child which can encourage caregivers to participate in the activities and development of the child. The first two manuals have a section of 144 illustrated signs that can be used to enhance language learning with babies and toddlers or to augment communication for those children who are difficult to understand. The third manual contains 66 pictures of rhyming words (phonological awareness) to help a child with auditory processing and early literacy skills. Each manual has resources in areas that will help a parent understand how to raise their child using research tested techniques. The program is inexpensive compared to its competitors. My Baby Compass will be the only child development book you will need. It’s a format that’s unlike anything else out there, and highly effective! What makes My Baby Compass truly unique and without rival is the priority of making the material professional AND parent friendly.
Developed by a licensed credentialed Speech- Pathologist with over 35 years of experience. Kathryn Thorson Gruhn, MA CCC-SLP has successfully treated children and adults with speech disorders of all kinds. To make the program the very best, she obtained critiques and suggestions from experienced pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, educational specialists, and parents, over a three-year period, producing a program that is complete and superior in quality. My Baby Compass was placed in homes with parents and caregivers to make sure all information was easily understood, fun to use and relevant to a parent’s natural daily routine. It is represented in the American Speech and Hearing Association online store and Amazon.com.
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