Understanding two key words | Helen Coleman

The language of following instructions can be very confusing for young children.  As Elizabeth explained in this post, when you give an instruction, very often a child does not actually need to understand all the words to follow it.  In fact, sometimes they don’t really need to understand the words at all – they can understand from the context.  For example, if we are standing by the door and I’m holding the child’s coat, they don’t really need to understand the words “put your coat on”.  They can just pick up what I want from the situation.

As speech therapists, we often talk about how…

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