Home Educational Tips for Parents of Children with Language Difficulty
When your child miscues a word but the sentence meaning is not affected
'Educational tips' was conceived as a practical and useful resource for parents of children who have difficulty learning oral and written language.
The series of techniques on these pages are designed to be used along with
shared strategic reading,
but can certainly be used as useful home tips for other student learning.
Parents have a vital role to play in the development of literacy in children with language impairment. Students with language impairment
need consistent and continual exposure to rich language experiences.
Many of those
experiences will take place outside of school hours.
Often, some of the best learning takes place
in the comfort of the home environment - as long as 'distractions' such as siblings or T.V. are not
able to intrude too much.
A parent's unique insight of their own child's strengths and weaknesses is an invaluable resource
that every speech pathologist and educator should tap into.
Parental involvement in their child's language development
has a value that is beyond measure.
Also, any parents who wish to learn some excellent tips on scheduling children's timetables, organising routines, and fun activities at home I recommend visiting the website
Planning With Kids.
What follows is a list of strategies that can be used by parents to assist their child's language and reading skills while at
at home. And, also, instructions on what to do when your child
when reading difficult text.
Please click on the links for detailed explanations of successful home reading strategies:
When your child doesn't self-correct a miscued word
When the story is too hard to read
Kaderavek, J.N. (2011) Language Disorders in Children: Fundamental Concepts of Assessment and Intervention, Allyn & Bacon
Wallach, G.P. (2008) Language Intervention for School-Age Students: Setting Goals for Academic Success. Mosby Elsevier
Content updated 8/11
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