A non-verbal form of communication that is used either in combination with or in place of verbal expressive language.
interfering behavior: behavior that may interfere with your child’s learning, including safety to themselves and others
sharing attention, events, and interests between one’s self and others.
Opportunities to Learn
Giving a child the chance to engage in a new skill, such as pointing at a bird in a picture book and pausing for your child to say the word “bird” or to point at the bird as well.
Gradually and in small steps using less prompts to no prompts at all, so that your child learns to do the skill on their own.
Giving support or help to your child when they are learning a new skill. Prompts can range from all kinds of ways to help your child learn, such as physically helping them, or giving them visual reminders of how to do something.
Providing a preferred or pleasurable activity or interaction immediately following behavior or skill that increases the use of the behavior in the future.
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