Recasting phrases

This is a strategy used for responding to the child's utterance or attempt to communicate while also developing language at the same time by providing grammatically more accurate form while using the child's utterances and maintaining the child's intended meaning. 

This involves changing the user's phrase or utterance  and recasting into a different type of statement. The modified statement can be declarative, imperative, question, exclamation etc. 

For example:

  1. If the user says “Hungry” (declarative), you would say, “Oh! Are you hungry?” (question). 
  2. If the user says "hungry", you can say "Oh, you are so hungry!" (exclamation)
  3. If the user says "doggy" , you can say "Oh! that doggie is awesome!" (exclamation)

Repair can be described when a child immediately changes their initial utterance to take on some aspect of the recasting provided by the adult. 

An example would be a child says “daddy shoe” pointing to her daddy’s shoes near the front door, to which an adult responds (recasts) “Yes those are daddy’s shoes” and the child says “daddy’s shoe” or “daddy shoes” or perhaps even “daddy’s shoes” repairing some or all of the linguistically incorrect elements of their original statement.

References: Courtesy - internet

Recasting: A language facilitation strategy - by Robin Parker - PrAACtical AAC