Supporting Communication - 1 hour
Based on speech therapy practice, and the Hanen programs. Explores the importance of communicating effectively with children by matching their style and level, and scaffolding the child’s skills in this area. Basic communication stages, motivators and purposes are defined. A range of supporting strategies are introduced including visuals, Key Word Signs and communication temptations. These can be used for any child with almost any communication delay, regardless of its cause. Fictional case studies are included to offer opportunities for educators to brainstorm together.