With carrier phrases, the caregiver repeats the same phrase, with substitutions for one part.  Use of carrier phrases is similar to focused stimulation.  These are good for increasing sentence length, and for working on specific target structures.

examples: 1)  When reading a book, the caregiver may say, “I see a dog. I see a horse. I see a car.” to try to entice child to use the phrase, “I see a ….” for other objects.  2)  “I have…” may be used as a carrier phrase for labeling body parts, such as:  “I have hands.”  “I have a nose.”  “I have shoulders.” etc.

(Note:  I’d been planning on posting these strategies together, but it just got too big for that.)

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