Anticipating Verbalizations for Speech Therapy
The third video shows the child and I playing a game of ready, set, go. Now, this particular child is a pro at these games but if a kid is just being introduced, it is important to use pauses between utterances and appropriate wait time so that it will encourage the child to anticipate verbalizations and eventually joined in with utterances. For example, wait time for this particular game would sound like ready, set, go. Wait time, along with these exaggerated facial expressions and voice, will encourage kids to anticipate and participate in these games.