Author: Schotzi Eggleston MS CCC SLP

Do you attempt to engage your child in conversation by asking questions?

Does your child answer you with one word or symbol answers?   If this is the case, then this blog post is for you! Let’s talk about a different approach you can try that does not require asking a lot of questions.   Have you ever heard of non-directive communication? Non-directive language is a treatment approach that is naturalistic, pressure-free, and parent-friendly. Non-directive language consists of comments, descriptions, and observations made by us (parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists, nannies).   Examples of non-directive language:   I see a ….. Wow you made a …. I like your….. I’m going to….. Yummy ice cream….. I feel….. It is….. You are silly   Directive language is the opposite of non-directive language. Directives put […]

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