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25 Speech and Language Strategies

1.

Self Talk

Talk out loud about what your are doing

4.

Increase Opportunity

Target the same word all day

7.

Model

Tell them what you want them to say

10.

Sign Language

Teach early sign language

13.

Sabotage

Set it up so they need your help

16.

Be Silly

Get attention with unexpected actions

19.

Verbal Routines

Use the same words in daily routines

22.

Make Comments

More statements than questions

25.

Say It Back

Repeat back with stress on correct word

2.

Parallel Talk

Talk out loud about what your child is doing

5.

Simplify

Use short phrases and sentences

8.

Imitation

Teach them to copy you

11.

1 at a Time

Give only 1, so they ask for more

14.

Out of Reach

Let them ask for what they want

17.

Follow Their Lead

Talk about their interests

20.

Sing

Teach language using songs

23.

Open Ended Questions

Use "Wh" instead of yes or no questions

3.

Repetition

Repeat words over and over

6.

Add 1 Word

Use one more word than your child is using

9.

Visuals

Show objects or pictures when talking

12.

Give 2 Choices

Do you want _____   or _____?

15.

Be Forgetful

Let them ask for what they need

18.

That's New!

Explore something new

21.

Wait

Pause and give time to respond

24.

Pacing Boards

Tap or clap to add more words