part 1: The landscape. Opening credits -- The child discovers the world -- Communication milestones -- Hearing issues -- Encouraging talking -- A story: "Snowman" -- part 2: Pathways to speech. Sign language -- Talking begins -- Building vocabulary & grammar -- Making speech understandable -- Try -- Text & reading -- part 3: Discoveries. Ethan goes to kindergarten -- A story: Reading Sophie -- The world discovers the child -- End credits.
Music composed and performed by Michael Schlesinger.
This takes the viewer into the real world of speech in children with Down syndrome. Through examples, interviews and stories, it shows how parents and professionals can bring forth better speech and communication.