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How will I know if my child is learning?
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It will take time to know if a child is learning a language. After you have worked with a language for several months or more, evaluate how your child is doing. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does my child understand more than she did before?
- Is my child using speech or sign more often than before?
- Does she seem interested in learning to communicate? Or is she getting more and more frustrated?
- Does my child have any behavior problems that may be caused by frustration with not knowing a language, or with not knowing it enough to understand and express herself?
- Do I enjoy communicating with my child, or is it always a frustrating experience?
- Can we communicate easily enough so that I am able to talk with my child about what is happening?
- Does my child communicate well with other people?
- Can my child understand the information that her brothers and sisters understand?