Here are some tips that I have found very useful in helping Halley communicate and to help keep the frustration (for both
of us) at a minimum:
** Avoid putting child on display - such as, "Tell Grandma..."
your child, when they get a word wrong, do not tell them no, it is said like this....instead use positive phrases, such as
"Yes, that is a cat."
** Avoid putting pressure on them, do "make" them say the words or they
do not get something. I found that this just does not work, and can lead to agressive behavior issues. Unfortunatly, I tried
this on my own, with the advise of a speech therapist, and it backfired.