The earlier we get started, the better the outcome. Our First Words program (newborn to age 3) is a year-round program that teaches the parent to foster the child’s development and to acquire language by using daily routines to help the child acquire language. For the child, it’s fun and games. For the parents—and for the listening and spoken language specialist and audiologist—it’s about ensuring that the child learns to listen and speak in the window of time when this learning is most productive. In addition to individual lessons, weekly music sessions, playgroups, parent education and social activities encourage support and friendship.