The full language approach to teaching involves the use of full sentences, with simplified vocabulary and structure, alongside visual materials, and informally assessed understanding.
It differs from the minimal speech approach in which adults reduce their speech to single words or two-word phrases (e.g. tidy, story, snack, lunch now) and use gestures such as pointing, rather than speech, to show the pupil what to attend to or what to do.
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