I have a student who is nonverbal, 3 years old. She can produce some vowel sounds and bilabial sounds /m/, /p/, and /b/. She does not produce them on demand. It is more of a random sound. She cannot follow commands such as "stick out your tongue" or "close your lips." She makes a clicking sound often, almost as a stim. Receptively she can identify common objects. She will smile when she wants more of a toy/object. She laughs and is very happy. She has many medical concerns but as far as speech goes I am am looking for suggestions to give her mom. I have told her to use songs, speak to her and explain what she is doing. "I am putting the toy on top of your bed" so she is exposed to language and try to have her approximate whatever sounds she can. If she wants more food )pleasure feedings), have her attempt to make a vocalization. Are there any other suggestions I can give mom? She has a feeding tube and limited movements in her arms.
Thanks in advance.