Social Language: The Benefits Of Using the Magic Words “Please” “Thank You” and “Sorry”!
By: Don D’Amore MA CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist
Picture this scenario: You are a young child and you see your caregiver with a plate of your favorite treat. You might blurt out “Can I have a cookie?” The adult then prompts you with: “You didn’t use the Magic Word.” You quickly rephrase your request: “May I PLEASE have a cookie? ...PLEASE!!” We grow up learning that using the “polite words” of “please,” “thank you” and “sorry” makes our social language interactions go ......