Helpful Hints to Improve
Receptive Language Skills at Home
- When reading a book with your child, have them point to various nouns, verbs, and categories. I spy books are a great tool to develop this skill.
- Give your child two house hold directions using spatial, sequential, positional, or temporal concepts (ex: Say both directions in the same statement. Make sure they maintain eye contact and do not begin until you have finished speaking.
- If your child appears confused by listening to complex sentence structures, it's alright to modify and simplify yourlanguage. Break one thought into 2-3 sentences using more basic vocabulary.
- Ask your child "who , what, where, why, when" questions about what they see and hear.