Content of Communication
In order for communication to occur, there needs to be something to communicate about. This content can include people, objects, actions, events, locations, or attributes. Children first communicate about the here and now, what motivates them and what happens frequently.
Following are some ways to find topics to talk about.
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- Talk about what's happening now.
- Talk about past and future events.
- Follow the child's lead.
- Observe the child and his actions.
- Provide choices.
- Encourage turn-taking.
Activities that provide things to talk about.
See Section on Activities for information and resources for these activities.
- Memory boxes, books, or bags
- Experience books
- Remnant books
- Story Boxes
- Calendars or schedules
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