Answering questions

  • Answering WH Questions
    What, Who, Where, When and Why


    How to Help Your Child Understand and Produce “WH” Questions




    If your child has difficulty answering 'wh' questions with a complete and appropriate response:

    Use choice cues. Give your child 2 choices, so they can pick the correct answer.

    Give your child the answer, have them repeat after you.
    Use picture supports and have your child point to the answer.
    Ask different questions about the same picture.
    When reading with your child, stop and ask questions about  the people, places and things in the story. Also ask questions about what happened, what is happening, and what is going to happen.
    Teach what each question word means by targeting one question word at a time:
    What: means a person, place, or thing
    Where: means a place
    Who: means a person 
    Why: gives a reason
    When: is about time
    How: is a process