Pointing for children 5-18 months

Pointing for children 5-18 months

13 July, 2020
Pointing is a fine motor skill that is used for early social and communication interactions.

An important social and language/communication milestone

Over the past weeks I have been discussing the importance of the combination of developmental milestones. Pointing is one such example. It is a fine motor skill that is used for early social and communication interactions.
Pointing is important because:
 
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Pointing is important as it is a way your child can communicate with you.

Why do children point?

Children point to communicate their interests/desires and to share information about their world.
Some examples are:
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If your child is having difficulty pointing they may:

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Ways to develop pointing:

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When you should be concerned about the development and use of pointing:

Each baby’s development varies, however, you will typically see pointing develop between 10 and 15 months of age. If your baby is not able to do the following by 18 months, seek out professional help.
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Pointing may emerge differently in children with developmental delay due to:

Keep safe, happy, and well,
Deb
By Kristy Allison
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