What makes it dif­fi­cult for a baby or tod­dler to learn?

Your Baby & Toddler - - Questions & Answers -

OUT­SIDE BABY

❯ a ster­ile, un­stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment

❯ a harsh, abu­sive en­vi­ron­ment

❯ too lit­tle ME time ev­ery day with mom and dad (or guardians)

❯ the ab­sence of a sym­pa­thetic care­giver if mom needs to go to work

❯ chang­ing care­givers too of­ten

❯ too many changes at one time

❯ the ab­sence of a rou­tine

❯ poor lan­guage role mod­els

❯ hav­ing a carer who does not speak the mother tongue

❯ if par­ents and care­givers mix lan­guages

IN­SIDE BABY

❯ health prob­lems

❯ difficulty feed­ing

❯ difficulty mov­ing – heavy head, poor mus­cle tone, phys­i­cal de­for­mi­ties

❯ difficulty turn­ing to­wards sound – re­cur­ring un­treated ear in­fec­tions, hear­ing im­pair­ment

❯ difficulty mak­ing sounds or a quiet baby – poor mus­cle tone in tongue, lips and cheeks

❯ difficulty con­nect­ing with par­ents, care­givers and oth­ers

IN­SIDE TOD­DLER

❯ difficulty con­nect­ing with par­ents, care­givers and oth­ers

❯ de­vel­op­men­tal de­lays

❯ difficulty lis­ten­ing and speak­ing – re­cur­ring un­treated ear in­fec­tions, hear­ing im­pair­ment, poor mus­cle tone in tongue, lips and cheeks

❯ difficulty in learn­ing when to STOP – a lack of im­pulse con­trol, de­vel­oped mem­ory, not lis­ten­ing the first time

❯ difficulty se­quenc­ing a task

❯ difficulty fo­cus­ing on one thing at a time

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