Parent Communication Strategies

1.  Provide many opportunities for choice-making.

2.  Block access to desired objects so children have to ask for what they want.

3.  Introduce new things, words, songs, etc. each day.

4.  Forget parts of routines and ask what comes next.

5.  Disrupt expectations and do something out of the normal so children will ask about what you are doing.

6.  Mess up a situation so children will tell you how to fix it.

7.  Ask your child to repeat what you say.

8.  Model their behaviors and talk about what they are doing.

9.  Expand on what your child is saying (truck broke – Yes, the green truck is broken.).

10.  Develop a home routine for eating, homework, bathing, sleeping.