#323 Help Late Talkers Learn to Initiate


This week’s show is a continuation of show #322.

My guest on that show is a mom whose child is nonverbal with a significant language delay. We walked through the checklist from Let’s Talk About Talking …Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge. In that conversation, we identified both his strengths and weaknesses..

One of the main things we kept coming back to was his lack of initiation (skill #11) – so this tells us this is a key skill he’s missing that could unlock lots of other skills.

Listen in as I discuss initiation and provide some ideas to get her started working on this important area:

Other helpful posts mentioned on the show…

Prompting Hierarchy

Let’s Talk About Talking… an outline

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