Honestly I agree with both of you. Pronouns are a bit sticky and can be really confusing - but at the same time I do a lot of direct modeling. With my (admittedly language disordered) kids, I will say something like "boots on, please" to model what I want them to say. I'm guessing from what you were saying that Sawyer is really more at the level of 1-2 word utterances so what I like to do is model just slightly above the level of language the child is producing. So "boots on, please" is probably slightly more advanced than what he is doing now, while avoiding the pronoun issue entirely. Once he gets to that point I would raise the bar a little and possibly I might model a full sentence such as "I want my boots on" - but I don't think he is there yet and I think that model is too advanced.
Originally Posted by Bridget
Just my two cents - take it for what it's worth.
And oh - I KNEW there was someone I left out! I'm glad you had the eval done and glad he came out at 22 months. That's pretty close to his actualy age, right?
ETA: In a typically developing child I would expect that progression to happen pretty quickly and once he gets the first part, that second jump will follow not too long after, to "want boots on" then "I want boots on" - you get the picture.
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