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ERIC Number: EJ1132789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Coaching Parents to Use Naturalistic Language and Communication Strategies
Akamoglu, Yusuf; Dinnebeil, Laurie
Young Exceptional Children, v20 n1 p41-50 Mar 2017
Naturalistic language and communication strategies (i.e., naturalistic teaching strategies) refer to practices that are used to promote the child's language and communication skills either through verbal (e.g., spoken words) or nonverbal (e.g., gestures, signs) interactions between an adult (e.g., parent, teacher) and a child. Use of naturalistic teaching strategies (NT strategies) allows parents to promote their child's language through authentic learning experiences. This article describes specific coaching strategies to guide early intervention (EI) practitioners who support families of young children with developmental delays and disabilities to use NT strategies. The coaching process and strategies delineated in this article are drawn from the previous research and based on the authors' experiences in coaching families and professionals in the field of EI (Friedman, Woods, & Salisbury, 2012; Hanft et al., 2004, Rush & Shelden, 2008; Rush, Shelden, & Hanft, 2003). Guided by the general coaching components and principles, a practitioner can coach a parent to use NT strategies by going through the six coaching strategies described in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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