Speech and Language Therapy – Workshop 1

Getting the Interaction Started

Interaction is the building block to communication. The first workshop gives you ideas on how to build fun interactions with your child so that they can start to communicate with you and send you messages.

Please play the below video to start watching the first workshop. Whilst viewing this, you will also be asked to pause three times. This is because you will need to watch the additional videos below. The first workshop video will prompt you when to view them.

  • Video 1 – Spending time face-to-face

This is a short video showing the importance of getting face-to-face with your child to develop early interactions and listening skills.

You can watch this one minute clip on the BBC Tiny Happy People website.

  • Video 2 – Following baby’s lead

This video will show you why you should follow your child’s lead in play and how it helps them to notice you and have fun with you.

You can watch this clip on the BBC Tiny Happy People website.

  • Video 3 – Copycat

This short video will show you how copying your child will help them to notice you and start to learn new ways to play.

You can watch this clip on the BBC Tiny Happy People website.

Further resources

Below are some further videos on developing early interactions with your child.

  • Why Interaction Matters

A Hanen Centre video which shows the importance of following your child’s lead to build back-and-forth interactions.

Watch this video on the Hanen Centre YouTube channel.

  • A pre-word conversation

This is a fun video on taking turns with your child.

Watch it full on the ABC News YouTube channel.

  • Why follow your child’s lead

This video explains why it’s so important to follow your child’s lead and how it can lead to developing important skills, such as joint attention.

Watch the video on the BBC Tiny Happy People website.

Further activities

The Hanen Centre has some great ideas for simple activities that will help build fun interactions with your child.

 

Contact

For further information or if you have any questions in relation to the content on this page, please email Samra Bano, Team Co-ordinator.

Samra can also be contacted on 0161 470 6770.