Why is being quiet when working or playing with a child *so difficult?*
Because as parents, teachers and clinicians, we want to help them, guide them, and feel useful!
Even though it can be challenging, silence has a very important place within speech therapy. For instance, silence:
If you're finding it difficult to sit back and be one with the silence, Meaningful Speech suggests the following:
"A greater connection will build as the child will note that their gestalt play and language aren't being interrupted, but honoured. They will realize their language isn't being ignored, stifled, rushed, or judged."
by Halle Demchuk, SLP
Paediatric SLP | GLP-Trained Clinician | Owner of HAEPI SLP
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