Watch the infant during daily routines and play with the adult.
No elicitation may be needed, but the adult may place off limits items within the child’s reach if needed.
The infant talks to herself before acting, indicating that desired behavior is known. The infant uses self-talk to try to help her control her behavior.
Parents can teach the child to shake her head “no” when using the word when she is starting to reach for something off limits. Adults need to model the gesture and word with a firm but gentle tone of voice, and help the child physically withdraw from the event.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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