Parent education is such an important part of early intervention. If you know me at all you know I love a good handout, so I’m excited to share with you some EI handouts for communication development. I try to remember that there is NO WAY a parent can remember all the advice I give, let alone share it with everyone else in the child’s life. It’s like when a I leave the orthopedic surgeon’s office and have already forgotten anything I didn’t write down. When you give a handout to stick on the fridge, the babysitter and grandma can also get a chance to learn the strategy!
I shared some pictures recently of Early Intervention Parent Handouts and I can already tell you guys are needing these as much as I was! Right now, I work with about 10 preschoolers with significant delays and these parents needed handouts more typical of 1-3 year old communication levels. Their parents need to know what to work on besides imitating words! They need to know HOW to increase from 20 single words to 50. They need to know how to move from single words to 2-word phrases. The packet has six sheets for developmental norms in several different areas including pre-verbal skills, speech sounds, language, word count, and literacy.
I also included seven of my most-used language strategies to eliciting or expanding language. These are all written in parent-friendly language.
You can grab the handouts in my store for instant download.
I tried to pick language strategies that I recommend the most. I’d love to hear what other EI handouts you need! Leave me a comment and I’ll try to make sure they get covered in set #2!
To see all the Parent-Handouts I’ve made shop the Parent Handouts Category.
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