April 01, 2014 11:03 ET Releases New Educational Video on Early Communication Development

Crying, Cooing, Communication: Baby's First Year

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 01, 2014) -, a national non-profit organization, announces the release of its latest educational video, "Crying, Cooing, Communication: Baby's First Year". The video, available for FREE at, highlights key speech and language milestones during the first year of life and offers practical advice for parents on how to help their infant reach these milestones.'s newest video gives parents guidance on how to promote their child's communication development through different activities. Children build communication skills through direct interactions with people; parents who talk and interact with their child early and often have a positive impact on their child's future vocabulary growth and academic success.

Communication development begins at birth, and potential communication delays can be detected before a child's first birthday. The video encourages parents to seek help early if they suspect that their child is not reaching communication milestones in a timely manner.

"Ultimately, the goal of Pathways is to help children be the best that they can be. The videos that Pathways has developed are an outstanding way to get the message across to clinicians and families," said Rosemary White-Trout, PhD, RN, FAAN, head of the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science in the College of Nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago, and member of the Medical Roundtable. offers additional information and resources on early communication development on their website. Check out more FREE resources and videos at


Since 1985, has used evidence based research and multimedia to promote each child's fullest inclusion. strives to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and intervention for children's motor, sensory, and communication development. The infant milestones brochure has been recognized and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as a definitive resource concerning early development. also has an outpatient clinic that offers best practice pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and provides postgraduate training to health professionals. Pathways to Inclusion suggests methods to welcome all abilities and their families into communities, sports, schools and houses of faith. For more information, call the toll-free parent answered hotline at 1.800.955.CHILD (2445) or email is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. 

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