Are you feeling lost of how to help your little one? Why are your little one having speech delay? or How can I early Intervene him? Or does he fall in Autism spectrum? 

1. They cannot concentrate on one thing for a period of 5-10mins

When they cannot sit down and LISTEN, that is why we are here to enforce that. Put a timer, practise to sit and stay at the same activity for 5 minutes, then 10minutes then 20 minutes.

a. My LO sit there to play the car for 10minutes. Does that count?
No. LO must  stay there to play for 10 minutes on something that they don't like too. They must able to listen to story books, listen to teacher, eating rice and so on. This concentration must be demonstrate on everything they do in order for your LO to continue learn.

2. No Eye Contact
Eye and ear is important for a person to learn. They must be able to see and concentrate of what they are learning. Practise look at your eye when communicating.

3. Parents are busy
Speech delay always happen to boys. Boys don’t really go attract someone attention or bubbly like girls. They are more independent and tend to play alone. At today’s busy world, parents are happy when their kids can play on their own and able to be on phone on Long time. Then, there the problem came... Start talking to them daily!

Why and how to help them?

Early Intervention Program (EIP) and Speech Therapy (ST) Class will definitely help to shape them early but parents/care taker should practise with them daily.

While we practicing the above three points, we can use tools to teach and create environment for them to practise the above. Actually they able to learn and they learn fast at young age. We must shape them when they are young. When they get older with bad habits, you will need more time to re-shape their behaviour.
Just teach as many vocalbury as you can at any place.

You can use Picture Exchange Communication to show and expain. These pictures allow them to point and tell you what they want. From there, you guide them to use the word. Slowly expand from one word to two words and eventually to a sentences. 

Answer should begin with One word then Two words.
and practise Yes and No questions.

Start your questions with Daily activities with objective answer. Don't leave it as subjective as they do not how to fill in yet. Try by giving 2 options first. Try to ask things that is relevant to your LO and continue the conversation. Keep the conversation 2 ways instead of one. Below are some sample questions:

What type of questions to ask your little one?

To practice Q&A and if they can understand Yes and No.

1. Do you want to play car? Yes or no
After asking the question, give him option: Yes or no? Guide your LO to answer Yes or No. Try to explain how to use Yes or No.

2. Do you like to eat vegetable? Yes or no

3. Did you shower today? Yes or no

To practice Q&A and if they can voice their preference and needs.

4. Do you want to play with mummy or daddy?
Pointing to Mummy and Daddy.

5. Do you like Rice or Noodle?
Show him the rice and noodle picture if he cannot understand. You can ask food that is relevant to him. 

6. Do you want to eat Pizza or Donut?

7. Do you want to color Red color or Green color?

To practise what he seen and able to answer correctly. This also to learn more vocabulary. Repeat and re-phase your question to make sure you know he understand. 

8. Is mummy holding a book or a Pencil?

9. Is this a Cup or a Plate?
10. What is this? A Lion or a Tiger?

For your LO to improve fast, i would said your conversation with them is the Key to success.
In daily school, teacher will not emphasis on this type of learning. On speech therapy school they only spend one hour a week there which is not sufficient without parent/caregiver practicing at home. Engage and work with daily school teachers and Speech Therapy Teacher to shape your LO early.

You are the Key of their success. Spend at least 10mins daily with them.
You can also check out more vocabulary at here soon.
Once they able to answer 2 options answer, try below links:

At Speech Therapy classes, you will learn:
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5.  What are they doing?