Use the acronym “O.W.L” (from the Hanen Centre) to let your child lead in communication interactions. First, Observe: Notice what your child is looking at or what he/she is interested in. Next, Wait: Give your child some space to start an interaction or respond to you. Lean forward and look expectantly! Last, Listen: Pay close attention to all words and sounds. OWL to open up opportunities for communication! If you want to learn more, contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (425)-748-7000.