Rethinking Communication guide to advanced dementia

9 We instinctively know that, although this form of communication isn’t conveying complicated information, it is somehow important. That intuition is correct. Research has shown how vital this early communication is to children’s development. It helps babies learn how to talk. A parent nurtures the development of language and self-awareness by responding to the meaning that they see within the baby’s actions. This shows us that speech isn’t necessary for two people to