Disabilities & Inclusion


Tips for working with children with speech and language delays

Although these tips are geared toward helping children with a specific disability, they can be used successfully with all children!

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Most importantly, be a good listener.

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Keep direction simple and share them in complete sentences.

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Have the child repeat the directions; this will help reinforce them.

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Model correct usage and pronunciation of words instead of constantly correcting the child.

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Provide frequent visual reinforcement for the words you say and instructions you give.

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Remember to explain new concepts or vocabulary.

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Build on what the child says by expanding the explanation or adding new information.

If you have questions about disabilities, inclusion, resources or training, please contact Anne Canter at acanter@sdgirlscouts.org or (619) 610-0786.