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1. Develop a trusting relationship with the child.

What to do

Things to consider

  • Are you close enough so the child knows you are there?
  • Is the child positioned in a manner that is both functional and comfortable?
  • Are the cues you are using specific to and appropriate for the child?
  • For a child who is non-verbal, have you explored using voice output devices?
  • Does your pacing match that of the child?
  • Are you engaging in an action the child likes rather than something you want the child to do?

Always Ask Yourself
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