Recasting is a strategy you can use to help your child’s language development. It involves repeating what your child has said but changing it to use the correct grammar and sentence structure.
Child – “elephant eat”
Mum – “The elephant is eating”
Recasting provides modelling of correct language for your child.
- Repeat what your child has said with the correct grammar and sentence structure and the correct vocabulary.
- Stress the word/s you have corrected by saying them with more emphasis.
- Slow down your speech
- Repeat – children need to hear language modelled many times before they can understand it and then use it.
- Recast at any time but immediately after you notice your child has made an error.
- It will be most effective when your child is engaged in the activity or event.
Speech Pathology Team