Category Archives: Language Skills and Strategies.

The importance of your communication skills.

How would you be able to parent if you were neither able to speak to your child, nor able to show him or her what to do? Whether your communication with your child is verbal or non verbal, it is

Helping Your Child Choose.

An embedded command is a part of a sentence that is marked out in some way. When you embed a command you are doing it so that, without him consciously realising it, you will help your child choose what you

Tone of Voice.

Parents often make the mistake of using the incorrect tone of voice when addressing their children. Often, worried about the child’s reaction, a parent will change her tone of voice from a command to a question. This will be perceived

Guide Your Child with Choices.

In the previous post (Developing a Positive Communication Style.) I mentioned that it’s a good idea to avoid putting your child in a position where he feels the urge to offer resistance. A double bind is a great way of

Developing a Positive Communication Style.

Have you ever stopped to consider how often we tell our children what not to do? The word “don’t” comes up pretty often doesn’t it? Surely a child would learn much more from being told what to do and how

Positive Communication.

There are two points I want to make before you get started on this category of the blog. 1. Every word that enters your child’s ears is processed by his mind. For him to make sense of what is being

Steps In Developing a Therapeutic Story: (Part 6) Add visual, auditory and kinaesthetic descriptions.

5. Add visual, auditory and kinaesthetic descriptions in the story to excite your child’s imagination and match his learning method. Finally, go back through the story you have created and begin to add detail that will excite your child’s imagination.