by Linda Mawhinney &
Mary Scott McTeague
Eye contact is one of the earliest means of communication. lt begins when parent and
baby look at each other. Eye contact is used to request, greet, or direct attention. Often
children with language difficulties do not look at the speaker. One of our first goals is to
help your child develop eye contact.
Here are a few things you can do at home to develop eye contact with your baby:
According to Linda Mawhinney and Mary Scott McTeague,
NPR also did a piece highlighting the link between babies’ eye contact and language development, which you can read or listen to by clicking here.