ُُEarly Language Development
- Wait! leave processing time and window of opportunity for the child to respond :
- Offer choices:
- Use visuals to support:
visuals can be excellent way yo support early communication
EX : Daily schedules , and communication boards.
- Comment , don't question:
when you ask child a lot of questions it can end up feelings like a test not aconversation.
engage with the child in joint activities and comment on what is happening .
- Use simple language:
Use language that is appropriate to the child and keep sentences short and simple.
- Add words:
if the child use a sentence or a single word expand on this by adding an appropriate word and model it back to the child. E.X"cup" "blue cup".