Because language is acquired gradually for children, it is the adult interviewer’s responsibility to ask questions in a way that allows the child to tell what they know in their own words. The goal of any interview is to get accurate information. In order to do so, interviewers should apply the concepts of concrete and abstract thinking to their question choices. This presentation will explain the impact of WH questions on children based on development and how memories are encoded.
Identify which WH questions are concrete.
Identify which WH questions are abstract.
Increase the potential of gaining accurate information from children based on their developmental level.