MAURI , MAURI OHOOHO, MAURI TAU

WHAKAPUAKI WHAKAARO

COMMUNICATION, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

 

THINGS FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT

MĀTUA & KAIAKO WORKING ON THE SAME STRATEGIES CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

HAS YOUR TAMAITI HAD THEIR HEARING CHECKED?

  • Visit your GP or have a korero with your health nurse or kaiako.

 

  • Hearing difficulties are not always obvious & sometimes more than one hearing check is needed.

 

 

SOME CHILDREN CAN HAVE DIFFICULTIES, AND THIS CAN CAUSE FRUSTRATION

If you find that your tamaiti is having difficulty with language, you will notice this in Te Reo Maori & any other language they may use.

WHEN YOU NOTICE YOUR TAMAITI

Is starting to have difficulties with their communication, or their speech & language development, it can be very worrying, & this is common. However...

INTERVENING EARLY CAN MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE

COMMUNICATION

  • Is the foundation for learning & development.

 

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  • Begins from conception & develops throughout a persons life.

 

  • Is one of the most important skills a tamaiti will learn.

 

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  • Varies & develops at different rates.

 

  • Every tamaiti is unique.

 

 

  • Research has shown that tamariki who understand & use multiple languages are at an advantage.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

 

 

  • Talk about what is happening around your tamaiti.

  • Be face to face when you are talking with your tamaiti.

  • Look at books with your tamāiti & talk about the pictures.

  • Slowly introduce new words to their vocabulary.

  • Turn off technology.

AGES AND STAGES

The following is a general guide of what to expect at each age – each tamāiti is unique & will develop at their own pace

 

BABIES

Babbling

2 YEARS

Two or more words put together

1 YEAR

One word

BY KURA

Complex conversations that can be understood by unfamiliar adults all the time

3 YEARS

Conversations

TALKING

Kōrero-ā-waha

BODY LANGUAGE OR GESTURES

Kōrero-ā-Tinana

LITERACY, FRIENDSHIPS, TAKING PART IN KARAKIA OR WAIATA

Te hononga ki ōna hoa, ōna whakapapa

CLEAR SPEECH SOUNDS

Te mīta o te reo, ngā hua o te reo

THINK ABOUT YOUR TAMAITI

Is your tamaiti having difficulty joining in with daily activities & talking with others at home & at Kohanga?

 

KAO

 

Is your tamaiti difficulty understanding instructions or questions?

 

KAO

 

Is your tamaiti difficulty talking with others?

 

KAO

 

ĀE

 

ĀE

 

ĀE

 

ĀE

 

KAO

 

Is your tamaiti becoming withdrawn or showing difficult behaviours?

 

IF YOU ANSWER ĀE TO ANY OF THE PĀTAI, YOU CAN TRY THE FOLLOWING:

 

STRATEGIES FROM INFO PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE AND BROCHURE

Or please feel free to reach out to our support team and we will connect you to some of our young Māori professionals working in these areas.​​

HAVE A KŌRERO WITH SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOUR TAMAITI WELL

  • This could be kaiako or other whānau members.

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  • Ask if kaiako or other whānau have noticed the same things?

  • Are kaiako using any strategies?

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