Radio Public Service Announcement transcript for the "Learn the Signs, Act Early." campaign.

 

SOUND EFFECTS (throughout): A playground with children all around.

INTERVIEWER: Weíre here discussing child development with some experts. Tell me the normal development of, say, a two year old.

KID: My truck!

INTERVIEWER: So a child that age should know two- to four-word phrases. Good. And what about cognitive development?

KID: Brrrrrroom brrroom brrroom.

INTERVIEWER: Ah, engaging in pretend play. I seeÖ and what of social devÖ

KID: Look, Anna!

INTERVIEWER: Being enthusiastic about the company of other children. Alright, thank you.

ANNOUNCER: Itís time to change how we view a childís growth. Itís not just physical. There are milestones your child should reach how he plays, learns, speaks, and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier itís recognized, the more you can do to help your child reach his full potential. Talk with a doctor, visit www.cdc.gov/actearly  or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. A message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn the Signs. Act Early.

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