Make the Connection
Dr. E's Highway to Health Show Episode 31
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- Use routines whenever teaching language to children. Always use the same words for the same activity. For instance, always say: “brush your teeth” instead of sometimes saying that and some other times saying “wash your mouth”, “clean your teeth”, etc.
- Give them lots of reasons to communicate. Don’t try to always anticipate their needs.
- But don’t “test them”. Avoid forcing them to name something or to repeat something. That causes stress and, in their mind, links questions to stress.
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Susan Berkowitz is a speech language pathologist, working primarily with augmentative-alternative communication.