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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 4, Lesson 4

Activity #1
Setting up a Language Rich Environment

Consider this list of everyday routines, activities and places (ERAP) again, but this time for language opportunities. This is another example in which functional skill development can cover more than one domain of development. What will you say or do during each activity while your infant/toddler is working with you (he/she thinks it's play, by the way!)

  • Doing the dishes
  • Taking out the Trash
  • Dusting
  • Sweeping
  • Watering the plants, inside and out
  • Cooking
  • Fixing things

Activity #2
Meal time and Diapering as Rich Communication Contexts

Baby eatingConsider the context of setting up meal time with your infant/toddler. What will you coach the parent to do to support language during your fun time together? (Another - no one ever said it might not get a little messy!)

Consider what can be done during diapering. Here, the caregiver has a captive audience to work on language. What will you coach the parent to do to support language during this time?

Activity #3
Looking at songs and games that support language, speech, and bonding

Read the three articles/materials listed below:

Consider what you will do/say to work with a parent who says he/she can't sing? (Remember the coaching strategies you learned!)


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