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May 9, 2019

Children learn speech and language through listening and observing. The most meaningful way for teaching them speech is not by asking them to repeat 10 times after you. Instead, it’s by rephrasing and saying it for them with the proper sentence and intonation.

Bite-sized tipsChildren learn speech and language through listening and observing. The most meaningful way for teaching them speech is not by asking them to repeat 10 times after you. Instead, it’s by rephrasing and saying it for them with the proper sentence and intonation. rn speech and language through listening and observing. The most meaningful way for teaching them speech is not by asking them to repeat 10 times after you. Instead, it’s by rephrasing and saying it for them with the proper sentence and intonation.

Example of speech modelling:

Child: (pointing to cat) meow meow

Adult: This is a cat.

Praise your child if he/she repeats the sentence. It is also fine if they don’t. Use this strategy constantly and you will notice their speech and language start improving.

You may read a similar article on speech modelling here: https://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/good-modelling-for-speech-and-language.html

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