Sunday, April 26, 2015

What to do when your child doesn't seem to understand you!!

Weekly Speech and Language  Tips by Mandi SLP
This week I am sharing some knowledge I found useful from another SLP!  Good information that I wanted to share!

What to do when your child doesn't seem to understand you!

It is very important that you find an effective way to communicate with your child, whether that be verbally, with pictures, signs, or gestures! Usually the most effective method with small children is a combination of these!

Jamie Openden M.S. CCC-SLP wrote an article about this for the Huffington Post where she pushes the Simplify, Shorten, and Show method of communicating. I like this idea and wanted to share it with my followers. Read her full article here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaime-openden-ms-cccslp/speech-therapy_b_1756510.html

To ensure your little ones are understanding you, try these strategies:

Simplify the vocabulary

Shorten the length of sentences

Show your meaning in gestures


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