Responding to Sound
You Hear Something?”
When a child focuses
their attention on a sound stimulus by watching intently, or smiling, it means
that they are beginning to associate the sound with specific objects, people or
sudden, loud noises close to your child and then farther away.
noises to your child’s right side, left side, and from behind.
Vary the loudness of the sound stimulus.
loudness if your child does not respond.
the volume until it is at a level where your child consistently responds.
the sounds introduced. Use toys (e.g., rattles, whistles, bells, music,
squeaky toys), and draw attention to environmental sounds (e.g., vacuum,
doorbell, trains, airplanes, cars, motorcycles, blow dryers, etc).
touch and visual cues with sounds to train your child to respond to each new
responses with smiles, praise, touch and cuddling.