Helping a Child Who Finds It Hard to Communicate

Greenspan, Stanley I.
November 2003
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p57
The article provides suggestions for parents to help improve their child's ability to express his needs. There may be many possible reasons for a child's communication difficulty. As a parent of a child who has a challenge, one's first goal is to observe to see where one's child is. First, it should be considered how far he has progressed in his general capacity to interact, communicate and think. It should also be noticed whether a child engages in communicative gestures or not. Without this basic level of communication, it is very difficult for any child to fully participate in any type of two-way interaction.


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