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PARENTS GUIDE TO SPEECH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Speech Language Development Articles

Reno Updates at teachmetotalk.com

So many of you have sent me the sweetest emails asking how our reno is going for our new mission-based clinic. Here's the latest... Today was a BEAUTIFUL day to ...
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Backward Chaining… A Fantastic “Trick” for Helping a Toddler Learn Multisyllabic Words

As speech-language pathologists, we’re asked “How do you…?” questions everywhere we go. Last night at church I had a great question…   How can I help my little guy learn ...
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Pretend Play with an Easter Bunny (or any other doll or character!)

A few years ago, I bought a cheap blow up Easter bunny from the Dollar Store. Frankly, the bunny was sooooooo terribly tacky, I thought that the parents of children ...
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Getting Back to the Floor!

I'm so excited to announce that Teach Me To Talk is opening a mission-driven speech therapy clinic in my new beautiful hometown of Stanford, KY - the second oldest city ...
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Easter Circle Time Activity

If you're working with small groups of toddlers and preschoolers, I'm sure you're always on the look out for a cute circle time activity related to the holiday. Actually, I ...
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INITIAL TREATMENT TIPS FOR FINAL CONSONANTS

Do you need some ideas for helping a toddler learn to include final consonants in words? Here's a sample from the TREATMENT section of my therapy manual FUNctional Phonology. Final consonants ...
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Therapy Manual Combo Pack SPECIAL

I have a deal for you if you're a pediatric SLP (or a committed mom or dad)! When you buy all 4 of my therapy manuals, Teach Me To Play WITH ...
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“Watch me!” Not Just for Kids

When we're working with children, one thing we often say is "Watch me!" Then we perform whatever skill it is that we want them to do. This is also a ...
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Parent (and Therapist!) Coaching Tips

Many therapists get caught up in the trap of wanting to coach parents, but chicken out when they begin to feel uncomfortable and unnatural or when it doesn't go as smoothly or as ...
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Product Recommendations for Parents and Professionals

RESOURCES FOR HELPING A CHILD LEARN TO TALK and HELPING TODDLERS WITH SPEECH DELAY Parents and professionals often ask me which teachmetotalk.com product would be most helpful for them to help ...
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Ready or Not? Targeting Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers

How do you decide when a toddler is developmentally ready to target speech intelligibility? Do you have a decision making process or do you begin targeting new sounds without giving it ...
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Principles for Designing Sessions for Toddlers

From my new therapy manual FUNctional Phonology... Let’s face it. Anytime we’re trying to direct a toddler’s attention and focus to what we want him to do instead of what ...
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Functional Phonology is Shipping!

Do you need help working with a late talking toddler who is also unintelligible? I have a great tool for you! It's my therapy manual Functional Phonology and it's filled ...
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My New Artic Book for Toddlers is Finally Here!

This morning I'm saying something I've waited a long time to hear... MY NEW ARTIC THERAPY MANUAL FOR TODDLERS IS READY! It's called... FUNctional Phonology: A Language-Based Approach for Treating Speech Intelligibility ...
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When a Toddler Won’t Play Social Games with You, Try These Tips!

Are you having a hard time getting a child to play social games with you? There are 3 common problems we see: 1. A child avoids and tries to get ...
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Help Busy Toddlers Stay and Play!

It's a common problem... we're trying our best to teach a toddler something new and all he can think about is how to get away! We need a way to ...
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No TV, Even for Me!

This summer I've done some serious soul searching about how I'm spending my time. One of the things my husband and I decided to do was dramatic for us... WE ...
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Beginnings

Although we think about January 1 as a start to the new year, I get that new year feeling in August too.   I think it's the idea of beginning again -- getting ...
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Sorting Out the 11 Prelinguistic Skills…

HOW DO THEY FIT IN THE 4 AREAS OF FOCUS FOR LATE TALKERS AND TODDLERS WITH LANGUAGE DELAYS/DISORDERS? If you've followed my work for a while, you'll know that I  ...
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VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR TODDLERS

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR TODDLERS #1 Rule… Focus on teaching words a child can use during everyday activities. Frequently parents (and therapists!) ask for a list of vocabulary as they begin ...
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Benefits of Social Games as a Therapy Strategy

Do you play games like Peek-a-Boo and Ring Around the Rosies in speech therapy sessions with toddlers? If you do, congratulations! You are using evidence-based practice. If you're not using social ...
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It’s Summer! Ridiculously Easy Ideas for Water Play for Toddlers

Is it as hot where you live today? It is here! To beat the heat, I want to give you some ideas for water play for toddlers from my therapy manual ...
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Help Late Talkers with a Short Attention Span… Therapy Tip of the Week Video 6.1.2018

Tips for Helping Late Talkers Pay Attention Are you trying to work with a late talker who has a super short attention span? You’re probably thinking… how is he ever ...
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10 Great Ideas for Clear Plastic Tubes for Toddlers… Therapy Tip of the Week 5.28.18

In this video, I’m going to show you how to teach toddlers 10 different language skills using a $5 lighting cover I picked up at Lowe’s. You can make this ...
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My New Artic Book for Toddlers is Finally Here!

This morning I'm saying something I've waited a long time to hear... MY NEW ARTIC THERAPY MANUAL FOR TODDLERS IS READY! It's called... FUNctional Phonology: A Language-Based Approach for Treating Speech Intelligibility ...
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Let’s Talk About Talking… A NEW Therapy Manual

In my therapy manual Let's Talk About Talking... Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills All Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge, I'm teaching you how to target pre-linguistic skills that establish the ...
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“Discover The Best Approach To Teach Your Toddler To Talk”

PARENTS  ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK? ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED  WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY? Find help ...
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Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists…Earn ASHA CEUs

Earn ASHA CEUs! Are you looking for courses specifically designed for SLPs who work in early intervention? You've come to the right place! I specialize in treating toddlers and young preschoolers ...
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Clip from Steps to Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers on DVD

Here's an excerpt from my new course for SLPs and other pediatric therapists who treat toddlers. For more information, click here.
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Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

Do you have a child who doesn't know how to repeat what you say? Do you get blank stares when you tell a child, "Say ____," ? Imitation is the ...
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Teach Me To Talk Therapy Manual

Teach Me To Talk – The Therapy Manual

Teach Me To Talk:  The Therapy Manual is the go-to resource for speech therapy for toddlers. Pediatric speech-language pathologists RAVE about this manual in courses and follow-up emails! This best-selling therapy manual ...
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“Teach Me To Play WITH You”

I'm so excited to share a wonderful resource to teach toddlers to connect with you during play! Teach Me To Play WITH You: Easy Games, Songs, and Play Activities to ...
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Listen and Obey

Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 and 2 are NOW Available!

I'm so excited to FINALLY get to offer this DVD series for helping young children learn to understand language. By the time we were done filming, there was so much ...
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