10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CHILD’S COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Our #6 suggestion of “10 Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Child’s Communication Skills” is to establish a Family Game Night. Getting together as a family and playing games foster positive connections in many ways. Games teach children about taking turns, sharing, and more abstract concepts such as kindness toward others. Games allow students to generalize social language skills such eye contact and responding to their names. Playing together is a wonderful way to reinforce early academic concepts such as colors, counting and following directions. So mark your calendar and choose a game – Connect 4, UNO, Memory Match…and have fun!
Suggestion #1—Practice the skill of WAITING.
Suggestion #2—Provide opportunities for choice-making.
Suggestion #3—Model language using an AAC device.
Suggestion #4—Use your smartphone as a visual tool.
Suggestion #5—Create a photo book.