The group shared strategies that have been found useful to aid comprehension day to day (visual supports, pictures, facial expression, gesture, objects, social stories etc.) and thought about the importance of the factors that might get in the way of our understanding e.g. distractions in the environment, overload of information etc. We talked about encouraging children to get their message across by using supports such as a choices between two pictures, encouraging key words, sign, technology etc.
Eithne and Gemma (Speech and Language Therapists who facilitated the group) were also happy to learn from parents about successful ways that parents have supported communication and would like to express thanks to parents for sharing their valuable experiences. Everyone enjoyed the buns!
Click here to download the slides relevant to the session, they have been updated to included what was learned on the day: Supporting Everyday Communication