You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

Greetings are one of the first social routines that children learn (“bye bye!”); however, this is often one of the most difficult skills for children with language disorders to learn.


Greeting may be difficult for our kids for many reasons including:

1)    Increased social expectations: There is the social expectation of saying “hi/bye” and the social expectation of eye contact

2)    Unfamiliar people: Often when people say hello out in the community it is with someone your child does not know, making it even more difficult for them to respond to greetings.

Here are a few steps you can follow to help your child initiate and respond to greetings: “hi” and “bye”.

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