• Language - the words we use and how we use them to share ideas and get what we want


    Parents - Below are free websites available to help foster your child's language skills as well as tips to encourage growth

     Quia - articulation and language games   http://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html






    • Tips to encourage language skills: 

      - Remember your language level - don't use words or sentences that your child will not understand.  Speak to them using language they can understand, and explain any new words. 

      - Repeat grammatical errors in corrected form. 

      - Gain the student's attention before speaking. 

      - Use open-ended questions rather than those which can be answered by one or two words. 

      - If a student does not respond to your question/comment, repeat your communication in simpler, less complex form. 

      - Observe and comment - when you are playing with your child, take a step back, do not feel that you have to fill the silences, justocmment on the things your child is doing so they can hear (and learn) the new vocabulary.