White paper for The Hanen Centre, written in collaboration with a clinical expert.
At The Hanen Centre, we’ve always believed that enjoyable, extended interactions between parents and children is the key to successful communication development. Taking turns communicating back-and-forth is the best way for a child to learn. When your child sends you a message (with or without words), it’s encouraging when you respond right away. Asking questions can be a great way to respond and encourage your child to take another turn – but it’s best if you keep a few things in mind.