- First of all, TALK A LOT
- GIVE WAIT TIME
Most of us don’t even wait for people to finish a sentence before we chime in with what we have to say.A good rule of thumb is to wait 5-10 seconds for your child to answer. It gives your child time to process what they want to say. This can also prevent or diminish stuttering in some children.
- DON’T OVER CORRECT YOUR CHILD
If you demand that your child say a sound correctly, especially if it is a sound that doesn’t develop until they are older……please stop!
Over correcting is the exact opposite way of how to improve communication skills.
The more you demand they say something right, the worse it may likely get. You don’t want to make talking and saying speech sounds a negative thing, because they just might stop doing it altogether.