NG1 Intervention Overview

Using the SHAPE CODING™ System Not, No For Refusal

You will need:

  • Role play items, e.g. dolls, toy food.


    Intervention steps:


    1. Through play and real life experiences, establish that the child understands and can use no / not  to signal refusal or something not happening.


    1. Use shake of head, sign/gesture or symbol card (large black cross) to reinforce this concept.


    1. Set up role play, e.g. feeding a baby  –  lay out some foods a baby should not eat and a few they can, e.g. milk. Take turns in offering it to the doll/baby. Model refusal, e.g. “No/not the biscuit. Don’t eat that!’  Encourage the child to imitate.

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