Basic Strategies When Communicating With Your Child

At My Therapy House® we have developed different ways to support a child’s communication. 

We have learnt these ways from families, and the children themselves, reflecting on what works and what doesn’t work as well as learning from various courses and parent training we have attended.

You can download a brochure about communicating with your child below:

Download Communication Brochure
Understanding Naming

Naming is important because sometimes children can’t understand what adults are thinking.

By naming it supports the child to become more aware of what they themselves are experiencing, what others may be experiencing, and connect with others in shared experiences. Therefore, naming makes the world and interactions more predictable for the child and strengthens relationships.

You can download a brochure about naming below.

Download Naming Brochure
Gestalt Language Learners

Children learn language in different ways. Some children learn by putting different single words together. These children are referred to as ‘analytical language processors’. Other children learn by using words, whole phrases or sentences from movies they have seen, You-Tube videos, stories they have heard, and parts of conversation they have heard. This is sometimes referred to this as scripting or echolalia. These children are known as gestalt language processors. Our Speech pathologists understand there are different ways of learning language. For some more information, please refer to this powerpoint we made to explain what the different language learning styles are in children.

Download PowerPoint
Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Supporting Effective Communication is an eLearning module for NDIS workers from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission that shows what effective communication looks like, and how it supports choice and control.

Whilst the module is designed to support NDIS providers and workers in meeting their obligations under the NDIS Code of Conduct, we believe it can also assist families to better understand how to support and enable their children to express themselves and be heard.

The short module is free and available to anyone to complete via the NDIS Commission’s website:

Have a chat to learn more about how we can help.
Children and relationships are our passion.

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