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How do I use this strategy? Repeat back to your child the word, phrase or sentence they have said, correcting any mistakes. This strategy allows you to acknowledge what your child has said, but then let them hear the correct version. It helps you to give praise and reinforcement, rather than...

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What is intensive interaction? Intensive interaction is an approach designed to help people at the early stages of communication development. It was developed by the Intensive Interaction Institute. Intensive interaction is a fun and enjoyable way of developing your child’s communication. It is...

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How does giving time work? Language difficulties are nobody’s fault but changing the way you talk can really help your child. When you play with your child, leave plenty of time and gaps for them to say something or to respond to your language. Before you have the next turn in the conversation,...

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What is extending? Language difficulties are nobody’s fault but changing the way you talk can really help your child. When your child says a word or short phrase, say it back to them but add one more word. For example your child may say “dog!” and you could extend this by adding,...

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A speech sound error is when a child mispronounces a word. They may either miss off a sound or replace it with another sound. For example, Or The following strategies can help support your child’s speech sound development. Model back the correct speech Provide a good speech model for your child to...

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What are comic strip conversations? Comic strip conversations are an approach to support social understanding. Who are comic strip conversations for? Comic strip conversations were originally developed to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder but are also a useful approach for supporting...

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What are first and then boards? First and then boards are a type of visual support. They show two activities that take place in sequence, to help your child understand what is going to happen. Why do we use first and then boards? First and then boards are really helpful for helping children to...

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What do we mean by ‘creating opportunities’? As parents and carers, it is natural to give your child what you know they want because you are able to predict it. For example, if they sit in a particular way or make a certain noise, it means they’re hungry, thirsty or need help. Parents...

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This vocabulary sheet can tell you the words for lessons at school. We have included some suggested colours if you are planning to colour-code your timetable. Art A lesson where you paint, draw and create different artwork. Biology A lesson where you learn about the things that live on earth...

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What is auditory processing? Auditory processing is the ability to break down speech (strings of sound) up into words, groups of sounds and individual phonemes. The problem is not with hearing, but with making sense of what you are hearing. What is it like to have an auditory processing difficulty?...

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There are lots of simple strategies that you can use to help support your child’s talking. Here are some examples:

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Moving to secondary school can be a big step for some children. It is an exciting transition but they may also be feeling a bit anxious about it. Children with communication difficulties can find it difficult to understand the concept of time and benefit from predictability to help plan and manage...

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What are objects of reference? Objects of reference are objects that are used alongside spoken language to represent activities, people, places, or events. These objects can support transitions from one activity or place to another. You’re probably already using some objects of reference, for...

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What do we mean by ‘creating opportunities’? As parents and carers, it is natural to give your child what you know they want because you are able to predict it. For example, if they sit in a particular way or make a certain noise, it means they’re hungry, thirsty or need help. Parents...

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Moving to secondary school can be a big step for some children. It can be difficult for children to remember what to do in certain situations, especially if they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. How do we use the help cards in school? Use the ‘help’ cards to talk through these situations with...

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