Communication Programme

"Who said that communication is just about speech? To communicate with someone, speech is one of the less affective methods to get your message across.  To understand a person, we mainly rely on non-verbal communication. So why do we think communication is just about speech? It most definitely is about everything else with the aid of speech. We are able to communicate with alternative methods, but we will need to learn them."

- Nada El Araby

How is the BBTC approach difference?

To be productive in your sessions, establishing rapport is one of the main contributing factors. At BBTC we believe in the magic of our therapeutic approach. Initially, rapport building is the vital part of our sessions. We integrate fun cause an effect toys in our sessions to promote joint attention skills. We use a wide range of multi-sensory methods to reach the communication goal(s) set for your child.

 

Interactive Language Programme:

For children who may be non-verbal with Autism, specific methods have been formulated by Building Blocks Therapy Centre to attend to those needs. Specific tools will be used for children who may be finding lip formation and specific sounds challenging. An integration of Integrated Listening Systems and their Interactive Language Programme will be used to aid the intervention (for the client who may be nonverbal).

 

 

How should I help my child/children with unclear speech?

  1. Always praise the child for speaking (especially if the child is not usually comfortable at expressive language)
  2. If the child's speech is unclear, and you are able to understand it, repeat what the child said with the correct speech.
  3. If the situation permits you too, without affecting the child's confidence, it may be useful to ask the child to repeat. However, this is very tricky as this may affect the child's confidence.
  4. It is important to constantly repeat step 3 when you are able to understand the child.
  5. If you do not understand the child, it is very helpful to ask the child to show you what he/she means. You can tell the child to take you to what he wants, point to what he needs, or bring what he wants to you.
  6. If the child is trying to say a colour of an item, possibly have cards with different colours and ask the child to show you which colour they are trying to say.
  7. It is important to show the child that it is hard to understand them at times, and it may sometimes be helpful before step 6 to say "I am not sure I understand, can you show me?" or " I do not understand, show me what you mean."
  8. If the child is finding it hard to understand you, possibly model what you mean to the child.

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