Amirul’s communication skills getting better and other than me & Mr Hubby, babysitter at nursery and relatives have also started to understand what was said by Amirul. This shows that his vocabulary is increasing and he also more confident to speak out
For this session, Amirul was taught the concept of preposition. What is ‘behind’ and ‘in front’. In order to help Amirul understands the ‘behind’ & ‘in front’ concept, the therapist used a bear, spoon and wooden block as teaching aids. When the therapist asked Amirul to put the the spoon ‘in front’ of the bear, he able to put it correctly. However, when she asked Amirul to place the wooden block ‘behind’ the bear, Amirul put it ‘in front’ of the bear, the same place with the spoon. Amirul enable to put the wooden block at the correct place. That mean, Amirul still do not understand the concept of ‘behind’ and ‘in front’
Although Amirul was able to speak and most of his words are understandable, yet he still talks in his ‘language’. There are also words that he mispronounce, for example; Atas – tas, Bawah – wah, Amirul – eyol, Keretapi – api chocho. He takes either the front or end of the words. The therapist advise us not to put stress on Amirul for his mispronunciation. As far as he talks and shows improvement in his daily communication, we need to encourage and give him compliment.
Besides that, Amirul also required to listen more new words. LISTENING is the key word. By listening to our daily conversations, Amirul indirectly catching up new words and adding to his vocabulary. At the same time, I need to encourage Amirul to pronounce the words correctly.
What we need to do :
Build a sentence consist 4 – 5 words.
For Amirul’s age, he need to talk in complete sentences, eg: Amirul, mummy put mee into a bowl. Amirul please use the spoon to eat your mee. Amirul needs to familiarize with full complete sentence because currently, he convey his need in point form eg: Amirul wants milk instead of Amirul wants to drink milk, Amirul eat rice instead of Amirul wants to eat rice
Follow 2 instructions
Listen – process and understand - response
I need to give two consecutive instructions for Amirul and give at least 2-3 minutes for him to process and understand the instructions before the give the response.
Eg: Amirul take this elephant and put under the table while the dinosaur put on the table