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 information that we decided to split it into a 2 part series so that we could address specific developmental phases and disciplinary approaches for both toddlers and preschoolers.
Part 1 focuses on teaching younger toddlers ages 1 to 2, and part 2 is for parents of older toddlers and young preschoolers ages 2 to 4. Both DVDs focus on helping parents and professionals teach receptive language skills, or improving the way a child understands and comprehends language.
A child must understand words before we expect him to talk, and certainly before we expect him to obey.
Many parents and teachers label a young child as “difficult” or as a behavior problem when the real problem is he or she doesn’t understand and process language as well as other children his age. This is always true for kids with developmental delays and other diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or prematurity. Because of these delays, all of these children have difficulty understanding what’s expected of them.
Many times late talking is also due to underlying difficulty with receptive language. A child must understand words before he begins to use those words to communicate.
It’s hard to discipline ANY toddler, but when you’re considering your options for a toddler with developmental delays, it’s especially challenging. Both DVDs explain appropriate disciplinary methods for parents of young children with problems learning to understand language, listen, and obey.
The good news is that there are lots of very practical ways to work on these skills at home. Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 and 2 show parents simple, but effective strategies for improving the way a child understands language and then can begin to obey.
Use the following guidelines to determine which DVD is most appropriate for your child:
Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 is for parents of a child who:
- Can’t follow simple directions
- Doesn’t consistently respond to his or her name
- Won’t participate in simple games or play with an adult
- Needs help understanding very basic concepts like learning the names of familiar objects and people, pointing to body parts, or completing early requests such as, “Wave bye-bye,” or “Give me a kiss.”
- Demonstrates developmental and receptive language skills below the 24 month level
- Even if you feel your child is older and past the “baby” stage, if he is not consistently following simple directions or paying attention when you talk to him, you need to begin here.
In Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1, you’ll learn the definition of receptive language, be able to recognize the early signs and symptoms of a receptive language disorder, and review the basic receptive language milestones for toddlers and preschool children between 1 and 4.
You’ll learn 3 different ways to cue your child and be able to use these techniques during play and during your daily routines at home to provide a strong foundation for comprehension and communication skills.
Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 is for parents of a child who:
- Gets “lost” when trying to follow more complicated commands
- Needs help expanding his vocabulary to understand many different kinds of words
- May understand basic directions, but won’t follow through with what you’ve asked her to do
- Has reached a developmental and receptive language age-equivalency of at least 24 months, but is still behind his peers who are 2, 3, or 4
- Is ready to move on to higher-level language skills, but you’re not sure how to teach these or you don’t know what should come next
- CONSISTENTLY follows simple directions, enjoys playing with you, and pays attention when you are talking to him. If he can’t do all of these things yet, back and begin with Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1, even if your child is older.
During Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 you’ll see demonstrations of teaching children how to understand all of the major receptive language milestones for children ages 2 to 4. This includes learning to understand verbs, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, and other concepts such as size, categories, and making inferences. You’ll also find out what’s NOT important to teach your child at this phase of language development so that you can use your time efficiently and wisely.
I’ll show you my best “games” for teaching young children to listen and follow directions and give you ideas for involving siblings at home.
We’ll also tackle discipline! Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 will help parents and professionals understand developmentally-appropriate disciplinary strategies for young children ages 2 to 4 who are struggling to learn language. First we’ll review the recommended techniques, and then you’ll see actual demonstrations of how to handle common behavior problems such as difficulty with transitions, throwing things, melt-downs and tantrums, difficulty paying attention and staying on task, or refusing to do what you’ve asked.
$54.99 for both DVDs!