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5 Ways to Promote Requesting Speech at Home with Your Child

As a parent you are in tune to what your child needs throughout the day and many times can anticipate what they may need next. If you are struggling to encourage your child to communicate their needs and request for what they want, here are a few strategies that can easily be integrated into the home environment and daily activities. Put things in a container: Using a clear/transparent container can be a great tool to help promote your child to request for items. Place the desired object into a container that may be more difficult for little hands to open. Containers found around the house may include storage bins, Tupperware, pencil case and even a plastic storage bag. Having an object visible to the child helps to motivate them to request for it. If you are holding the container, you can promote a variety of requests with “more, help, open” or a word for the object inside (for example, “fish” if there are goldfish inside). Honor the request by opening the container and giving your

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