Here’s this week’s video:
Therapy Tip of the Week 4.27.12
In this week’s video I’m sharing ideas for teaching language to toddlers with developmental delays using Mr. Potato Head.
Don’t skip straight to expressive language with this toy. Work on receptive language, or comprehension, first! You can help a child learn to understand body parts and select those parts on request. This is a huge first step in helping a child learn to follow directions. Don’t forget to point out the same body parts on both yourself and the child as you play to help him link words with his own eyes, nose, or shoes.
All of the expressive language goals (or levels) mentioned in this week’s video are from my new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers available in May 2012. This great book outlines how to teach a child to imitate words. See this link for more information.
As always, I welcome your feedback!
Until next week…. Laura