Journal. In a home, community or social setting refrain from verbal communication for a set amount of time. All communication must be completed with nonverbal interaction. Use eye contact, shared references and gestures to communicate with others. Share the experience in detail in your journal entry and relate how lack of oral language development affected your ability to communicate. Make sure you include the actions and reactions of those involved. How does the experience relate to a child’s language development? What did you learn from the experience? What was the most difficult part?