Observe the child during play and daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The child communicates mostly with multi-word phrases, statements or questions.
Early childhood educators and parents can comment and ask simple questions to encourage short conversations about a topic. Reading books using dialogic strategies (i.e., joint ‘reading’ with comments and questions about the pictures and story) is helpful for learning to talk about a topic.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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