Observe the child during daily activities with the adult.
No elicitation needed.
The child uses single words, and the adult interprets them as meaning a question or comment. For example, “Mama” may mean “I want you to pick me up.” Or “Mama, give me the cup” or “That’s is my mama.”
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to label items the child is looking at or holding. This will help them learn new vocabulary.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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