Speech Therapy

Help Tips For Receptive Disorder

It is indeed very frustrating for anyone not to understand the spoken or written words and failing to interpret and judge instructions or long and complex sentences to carry out a job. Receptive Disorder can be treated effectively with the help of a speech therapist and with the motivation from friends and family. It is a language inability that can limit a person’s growth tremendously and can have a negative impact on the normal life. Children and adults with receptive disorder should be treated with patience, and different strategies should be implemented to teach them the little nuances of effective communication.

Following Are A Few Tips:
Parents and teachers should follow the therapist’s designed program for the child to improve his or her communication skills. A collective effort from all is very important for it. Apart from that these simple tips too can prove to be of immense help in improving the condition.

  • In school the teacher should pre-inform the child that after the end of giving instructions, he or she would have to repeat them. This will make them focus more and put extra effort to follow and understand the instructions.
  • Allow them sufficient time in the class to listen and remember the points to be repeated.
  • Explain each and every point or step patiently and repeat it for them so that they understand it fully.
  • Encourage the child to use his or her imagination when reading a story and prod him to answer your simple queries about the characters. You can also ask the child to guess what could happen next or ask him how the story might move ahead. This will make him understand, question, judge, and answer your queries.
  • Whenever possible break large information or instructions or directions into many small bits, so that they can understand it easily and link the bits properly.
  • Physical touch is very motivating for these kids. Gently pat the shoulder when he or she does well.
  • Use simple and easily understandable language in the class for better understanding. Repeat the information, story, or directions to help these kids.
  • Try and include the activities that interest the child the most. This will aid in better and quick learning.
  • Encourage children to ask questions.
  • Make them understand the importance of to-do-lists, agendas etc for better performance.
  • Give as many opportunities for them to listen and to pay attention to each lesson and then participate in some activity on it.

Receptive disorder can be tackled effectively at home and at school, but it needs a little bit of extra effort and perseverance on everyone’s part to get the child out of the language problem.

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