Observe the child in play interactions with others and/or during daily routines with the adult.
No elicitation needed for conversation during play.
If playing with an adult, the adult scaffolds the conversation by responding to what the child says and offering another comment on topic.
Give parents examples of ways to scaffold a conversation: • Say what you are doing or what you like; • Comment on the child’s action; • Give the child a choice for the next comment e.g., “Do you want X or Y?” • Ask the child a simple question.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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