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Boy with no speech starting in sept any ideas!

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by kaz_allan, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I have a child starting who uses makaton and no speech. He did not get a relevant statement to get into a speech and Lang unit. Any suggestions to help develop speech and make him feel included as well as trying to bring his speech on would be great.
    I know some makaton and was going to use a visual timetable fr him and maybe pecs but without any other prof help not sure how e will manage.
    Thanks all
     
  2. Hi
    I have a child starting who uses makaton and no speech. He did not get a relevant statement to get into a speech and Lang unit. Any suggestions to help develop speech and make him feel included as well as trying to bring his speech on would be great.
    I know some makaton and was going to use a visual timetable fr him and maybe pecs but without any other prof help not sure how e will manage.
    Thanks all
     
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Has he a diagnosis and are there other areas of difficulty?

     
  4. Hi msz

    Yes delayed speech and he had gromits which are now removed. I believe otherwise he is cognitively fine.
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Is the suggestion his delayed speech is due in part to hearing difficulties?
    If so I would be inclined to set aside time for small group activiies in a quiet place)
    http://www.btplc.com/Responsiblebusiness/supportingourcommunities/Media/communicationcookbook/Ican-CCB.pdf
    Lots and lots of modelling
    Use visual prompts, gestures and/or a signing system (eg Makaton) to reinforce spoken and written language.
    Ensure that children know you are addressing them, not someone else (say their name before asking the question).
    Tell a child what to do rather than what not to do.
    Reinforce all attempts to communicate.
    Provide a good model and opportunities to practise.
    Use a child's specific interests to expand use of language and social skills.
    Allow extra time for the child to respond; don't hurry him to give an answer.
    Teach new vocabulary (including subject-specific words). Have a ‘word of the day/week' for the whole class.
    Teach a routine phrase that the child can use when he doesn't understand (make sure all adults know about it!) or use a card for the child to hold up when help is needed.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/somethingspecial/
    http://www.ican.org.uk/

    http://www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm
    get the SENCO and SaLT involved
     
  6. Brilliant msz as always, thank you for your great advice. X
     
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

  8. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

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