Using routines to encourage verbal communication, such as story time, bath time and washing dishes.
Do not always anticipate your child's needs. If you know he wants something give him the chance to express it.
Besides being a way to share time with your children, reading to them will also help your children's literacy skills.
That must be one of the most common questions parents ask me. I truly wish I could give them and you an answer. However, do not stop reading yet. Even though I cannot tell you how long your child will be in speech therapy I can tell you how to make the most of the time he spends in therapy. There are many variables that affect how long your child will need therapy: the type of disorder, the age of your child (the younger children receive therapy the better the outcome), and of course your therapist skills and your own participation in the treatment process....
Talking and Reading go hand in hand. Here are some of my favorite activities to transform your home in a language and literacy rich environment. The activities are in no particular order. They all promote being exposed to letters, expanding language skills and having experiences with reading and writing. I tried to group them according to a targeted skill but they all overlap. Have fun!
Driving is something most people do every day. You drive your children to school, camp, daycare, the grocery store. I don't know about you, but I probably spend at least 40 minutes a day in the car with my daughter and although sometimes I appreciate some silence in the car, I also love to spend that time with her playing fun games.
Everyone wants to help their children talk! The best way to do this is by using routines, those activities you have to do every day, some of them several times a day, to encourage verbal communication
Many parents believe that if a child is exposed to more than one language then he will achieve typical language developmental milestones later than monolingual children...