Expansion Strategy

Most children learn language one word at a time. Once they have enough of these word (around 50!) they can begin to put them together to create their own unique messages. The expansion strategy is a way to help bridge the student's learning, from single word messages to multiple word messages. It's a very simple strategy! Once your student is using single words, you can respond to them with a slightly longer model. If they say "eat," you can say, "Yes, you eat!" If they say "go," you can model "go fast!" using your voice AND the AAC system. Give it a try!