Strategies for modeling

There are several strategies you can adopt for modelling language for the child, depending on the situation. 

If you want to understand more about modelling, click here to know more - What is modelling? (or Aided Language Stimulation) and How to do modelling?

a. Self talk and Parallel talk 

These are powerful strategies to speak to the child while simultaneously modeling the relevant core words in Avaz. Click below to know more. 

Self talk and Parallel talk - Language development strategies 

b. Expansions and Extensions 

These are great strategies to model and develop language while also responding the the child's attempt to communicate. 

Expansions and Extensions- Responding to the child's attempt to communicate

c. Recasting

This method of modelling is to change the user's phrase or utterance  and recast into a different type of statement. The modified statement can be declarative, imperative, question, exclamation etc. For example, if the user says “Hungry” (declarative), you would say, “Oh! Are you hungry?” (question). Click here to read more about it:

Recasting - Responding to the user's attempt to communicate

d. Cloze Phrases

A cloze phrase is like filling up an unfinished statement. It should be a familiar phrase (for the user) with the last word or couple words left unsaid by the partner. This method of modelling is usually used at a later stage so that the user is able to fill the statement with priorly acquired language by choosing appropriate symbols from Avaz.  E.g. you eat with a ____(spoon)

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