Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc. is a family-focused speech language pathology practice. We provide articulation, language, oral-motor/feeding, and AAC services to our patients.
Communication is a vital skill for your child’s development, particularly when they’re in special education programs. Fostering expressive communication can be challenging, but there’s a helpful strategy for parents and teachers: the CAR (Comment, Ask, Respond) method during shared reading. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can use this strategy to enhance your child’s expressive communication.
The CAR strategy is a simple but effective framework for meaningful interactions during shared reading sessions. It stands for Comment, Ask, and Respond:
The CAR strategy can be adapted to suit your child’s specific needs, making it a versatile tool for nurturing expressive communication in special education settings.
Shared reading is a wonderful activity for children in special education. It helps build vocabulary, improves comprehension, and strengthens your child’s connection to literature. Additionally, shared reading provides an ideal setting for developing expressive communication. By using the CAR strategy during shared reading, you can make a big difference in your child’s ability to communicate.
Let’s see how the CAR strategy during shared reading can enhance expressive communication in children with special needs:
Enhancing expressive communication in children with special needs is achievable with the CAR strategy during shared reading. By using Comment, Ask, and Respond during reading sessions, you can actively engage your child, promote critical thinking, develop language skills, build their confidence, and strengthen your bond. With dedication and patience, the CAR strategy can make a significant difference in your child’s ability to express themselves and engage with the world around them.