Steps To Building Verbal Imitation on DVD

Building Verbal ImitationMy popular course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers is now available on DVD!
In this 6 hour course on DVD, you’ll learn the hierarchy for teaching a late-talking toddler how to imitate.

Many times imitation is the core skill most late talkers haven’t yet mastered. In this fast-paced course, you’ll learn how to teach toddlers with developmental delays to talk using science-backed strategies that emphasize imitation as the KEY component. This method delivers a practical framework for knowing where to begin work with a late-talking child, provides ideas for what to try when a young child’s progress stalls, and can serve as your new approach when your standard methods don’t seem to be adequate for a particular child’s issues.

You’ll learn a step by step process for moving children forward with expressive language. More importantly, you’ll understand what prerequisite skills a child should have mastered before moving on to the next level. This will prevent a child from going weeks or months without seeing any measurable progress in expressive language. Because troubleshooting is a major part of any treatment plan, you’ll also receive suggestions for what to try when a child seems to be ‘stuck’ at any particular point in therapy.

This course is essential information for all early intervention professionals who work in programs that emphasize family training. Laura’s simple, straight-forward approach is easy for therapists to teach parents to use during familiar play-based activities and daily routines at home. Often SLPs and other therapists aren’t sure how to explain what we do so that parents understand and are able to carry over successes. Laura’s practical style will fill in that gap so you’ll know what to say when you’re working with parents.

This course is available for .6 ASHA CEUs for speech-language pathologists.

 

Satisfactory Completion – Participants must have purchased and viewed the DVDs, completed an Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a program evaluation form, and an ASHA CEU participant form (if applicable) to complete the course. Forms must be returned by mail to The Laura Mize Group in order to receive a certificate of participation. Failure to return the forms will result in forfeiture of CE credit for the course. ASHA credit is submitted quarterly. The date you return the forms upon completion of the course is the date that determines which quarter it will be submitted to ASHA. (i.e. If you purchase the course October 1 but do not return the forms until February, it will be sent with the next quarter’s filing.) CE credit will appear on your ASHA CE Registry after quarterly filings. Specific instructions are included in your packet of materials. Partial CE credit is not available.

Course Objectives
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Differentiate late talkers vs. toddlers with more global developmental delays
2. Summarize the prerequisite skills a young child MUST exhibit before signing or talking are realistic goals
3. Tell a parent why imitation is a core skill in speech-language development
4. Show a child’s parents simple actions to perform during play to facilitate early imitation skills
5. Determine when an oral motor approach is indicated for late talkers and when it’s not
6. State the kinds of other early speech targets before ‘real words’ may be an appropriate goal
7. Formulate and plan appropriate activities and materials for treatment sessions with your youngest clients who are functioning developmentally in the birth to three range

Price $99 for DVDs, course manual, and required CE paperwork for ONE participant.
**Additional participants may be added for $50. Please select ADD CE PARTICIPANT during checkout and enter the additional participants’ names as instructed.**

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Questions?

Email Laura@teachmetotalk.com

Check out my first course on DVD – Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor

Laura

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