Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - Preparing Your Child for School-Entry

Developing Scripts

Another strategy is to create simple scripts describing your child's skills and needs. Practice using set patterns of simple consistent language to answer questions, ask for information, or justify a request. For example, your child may use the following script to answer a question about the cochlear implant equipment when encountering a new person.

I was born deaf, but I have a special tool called a cochlear implant to help me hear. I can do the same things you can, but I need a little extra help hearing sometimes. It helps me when you speak into my (left/right) ear.

Role-play these scripts and talk about what went well and what could be changed for next time. Practicing with you will make it more likely that your child will use the scripted strategy when needed. 

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