Additional Resources

To learn more about children’s early communication skills, take a look at these resources:

Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines

ZERO TO THREE | How to Support Your Child’s Communication Skills


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    a developmental disorder that impairs a child’s social and communication skills
    Directing attention
    using eye gaze or a gesture to direct another person’s attention to an object or event
    Following attention
    following another person’s eye gaze or gesture
    Gaze following
    looking at what another person is looking at
    Joint attention
    shared attention between social partners to an object or event