Babies Babble - Chapter 1

Babies Babble shows you how to establish communication strategies that are prerequisites for conversation.

Mother with young girl with cochlear implant

Chapter 1, Babies Babble shows how a baby develops from diagnosis of hearing impairment to 15 months of age. It is a very important time for you as parents to bond with your baby. After a diagnosis of hearing impairment, you may stop talking to your baby, thinking that she cannot hear you speak. It is vital that this does not happen. Early verbal communication between you and your baby should be established from the very beginning and continued throughout your baby's development.

Babies Babble shows you how to establish communication strategies that are prerequisites for conversation such as eye gaze and turn taking. Understanding the need to wear hearing devices every waking moment and being close to the microphone of the hearing device when speaking are key elements of this chapter. The singsong way of talking to your baby is also highlighted.

Before watching this video you should first download the Listen, Learn and Talk guide.