What This Means. I often talk about attributing meaning, and how essential this is, especially for emergent communicators. We do this without thinking about it for infants who are learning to speak. When the infant says 'ba-ba' we rush to figure it out. And we follow up!!"Bottle? Here's your bottle sweetie!""
Blankie? Here's your blankie."
"Banana? You love bananas. Let's go get one!"
Book? Let's get your books. Want to read 'peek-a-boo?'"
"Boppy? Boppy's not here now. Should we call him?"