Now that you have read Communicating With Non-Verbal Child part 1: Stages of Communication, and know your child’s level of communication, you can set goals for them to challenge and actively encourage their communication.
You can do this by following Fern Sussman’s communication continuum as described in her book “More Than Words,” as well as this post.
The key to helping your child communicate lies in setting realistic expectations for them. Ultimately, you want your child to achieve the following primary goals:
The best way to achieve these goals is to use your child’s likes and dislikes, as well as their stage of communication. You can review this in Part 1: Stages of Communication.
Once you know your child’s stage, continue reading this article.
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For more information, guidance, and techniques on how to work with your non-verbal child at the Own Agenda stage watch this video:
This video will tell you how to work with a child at the Requester Stage:
How to work with kids at the Early Communicator or Partner stage
Speech Blubs is well-suited for non-verbal children. It sets up situations for your child to communicate intentionally through imitation and turn-taking by observing real kids. These skills are crucial for all children to acquire, and our app has loads of it!
By utilizing the scientific concepts of video modeling and mirror neurons, Speech Blubs teaches your child transferable skills that can be maintained with regular use of our app. Speech Blubs’s cueing and prompting methods provide consistency and efficiency, which encourages your child to become independent and more socially adept by furthering speech, language, and cognitive skills.
Furthermore, the app supports non-verbal children by allowing them to learn whilst observing the kids in the app. They can then begin to imitate the kids when they’re ready.
If you believe that your child is non-verbal after reading this post, or that you would like to implement some of these goals with your child, then you can go on to read Part 3: Tips and Tricks to Encourage Communication, which discusses specific therapy techniques that you can use to assist you in achieving these goals. We’ll also show you how the Speech Blubs app can assist you.
Remember, if you are unsure about why your child may be non-verbal or if they are having difficulty communicating, you can use our free screener by downloading our app. The screener will highlight your child’s strengths and weaknesses and we’ll even give you a personalized report and actionable advice with the results. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
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