Observe the child during face-to-face interaction with adult and during daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The child uses words to comment, make commands, and assert power. “No” is a new power word.
Most early childhood educators and parents understanding the child’s communication intentions through context, intonation, and gestures. Some adults may need assistance in reading these cues.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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