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Early Communication Tutorial - Context of Communication
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Critical Components

Context of Communication

children learn to communicate during meaningful social interactions that are part of their routines and daily activities. It's important that the environment (the physical space, materials, people present, and the time), facilitates conversation. The communication environment needs to make the child feel safe, comfortable, interested, motivated and involved.

In addition to attending to things that facilitate conversation, consider the things in the environment that may inhibit or prevent the flow of conversation. Consider things that prevent and things that help communication. Look at the following items:

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