What are gestures?

Gestures are non-verbal movements used to convey a message.  Children who have not developed verbal communication or have just a few words, may rely on gestures to get their point across.  It is important to watch for these gestures and to respond to them.  These...

Help your child talk: Use sabotage

This is one of my favorite strategies to get children to talk.  Sabotage sets up the need for a request.  Here is a scenario from a parent/child interaction that I witnessed: Child:  “Bubbles” Parent:  “Here you go” (takes the lid off and...