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Language+Development+techniques - Limit Closed Questions...

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT Techniques for Initiating and Maintaining Conversations with Young Children (from video) Show your interest. Get down to the child's level, make eye contact, and play close attention to what the child is doing right now. Information Talk : A language stimulation technique in which the adult pays close attention to what the child is doing and describes the action and materials Expansion: The adult takes the word or phrase the child says and repeats it, adding missing words or information. Expansions allow the child to hear his own words in more complete phrases of sentences, and to know that the adult is listening to what he has said. Expansion Plus : The adult expands what the child says into a more complete phrase or sentence, and then adds another sentence on the child’s topic.
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Unformatted text preview: Limit Closed Questions: Closed questions usually ask for facts and children respond to them with just a word or two. They do not lead to further conversation. Closed questions have a right or wrong answer and may make children feel as if they are being quizzed. These are often who what, when, where , and sometimes even why questions. Use Open-ended Questions: Qquestions that stimulate thinking and problem solving and have a wide variety of possible answers. "I wonder … " "What do you suppose . ." "How come … " Indirect Correction: When a child says a word or a sound incorrectly, include her words in the next sentence (expansion). She can hear the correct sounds or words without drawing attention to the error....
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