Most importantly, be a good listener.
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!
Keep direction simple and share them in complete sentences.
Have the child repeat the directions; this will help reinforce them.
Model correct usage and pronunciation of words instead of constantly correcting the child.
Provide frequent visual reinforcement for the words you say and instructions you give.
Remember to explain new concepts or vocabulary.
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, (619) 610-0786.