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Wait and Give a Little Bit at a Time: Strategy to Support Speech and Langauge Development

Many parents ask, what they can do to help their children start talking? One of the best thing you can do as a parent to facilitate speech and language skills in your child is give them opportunities to communicate with you. Withholding increases the amount of communication opportunities your child has each day.  Plenty of […]

Offering Choices Supports Speech and Language Development

Offering choices is an alternative to yes-no questions. Offering choices allows your child to answer with a wider range of responses, gives your child some control, and offers more opportunities for communication. Offering choices can let child know that language is a powerful tool that can be used to control their environment. Giving your child […]

Reading Strategies to Support Speech & Language Development

1. Read Slowly Children learn more from books when they are read slowly.  It will sound very weird to you to read so slowly, but trust me: it will help!  You can also add longer pauses at the end of each sentence.  2. Point While Naming Pictures  Talk about pictures. Point to them as you […]