Tips to Increase Participation & Communication Opportunities
AAC, Early Intervention, Language, Therapy Approaches Nov 10, 2019
Here are some tips to increase participation & communication opportunities💁♀️:
1. Add 1 word👆🏼: for every word they say, make sure to add a single word into their utterance.
2. Model language👄😻: just like it sounds, while reading a book or playing with play-doh, model appropriate language for each scenario. Choose a few simple words such as: “more”, “want”, “turn”, “look”, “want”, “done”, and model their use throughout the activity
3. Follow their lead🤝: explore the world through their eyes, go on the floor, roll around with them and engage them while following their chosen path
4. Wait for them⏰: as you ask open-ended questions, provide some wait time (10-30 seconds) before asking again or cueing them into the correct response