Helpful Tips for Parents

  • Important things to remember when helping your children to develop their language skills:


    1.  Read to them, talk about the pictures and ask "wh" questions (who, what, where, when, why)
    2.  Encourage your children to use labels at home.
    3.  Refrain from finishing your child's sentences.
    4.  Model speech that is at an appropriate rate.  Remember to take pauses.
    5.  Ask your children specific questions about their day.  For example:  What did you play at recess today?
    6.  For older children, ask higher level questions to expand upon their thinking.  For example: What did you think about ....
    7.  Provide lots of praise!