Every day I get hundreds of emails from every corner of our globe from parents of late talkers and the professionals who work with them. When I say professionals, I’m mainly talking about speech-language pathologists and other early intervention therapists, but in the last couple of years, psychologists and pediatricians have begun to email me too, which makes me very happy!
I love, love, love sharing what I know about the development of communication skills!
But because I’m one person, I can never seem to keep up with the sheer volume of the questions.
I’m starting something new!
If you have a question about your child, I am more than happy to try to help guide you, especially if someone else can benefit from the response. Even though every child is different, many parents share the same concerns about their toddlers. Some days it feels like I’m reading the same email over and over – there are more similarities than differences in the questions I receive.
Here’s my invitation to you…
Feel free to reply to this post with your own questions about your own child or a child you’re working with. You are more than welcome to remain as anonymous as you’d like or provide as many details for me to get a feel for what’s going on – it’s up to you! My only request is that you include the phrase QUESTION FOR LAURA in your opening sentence so it’s not deleted by our spam program.
In reading questions and comments from other moms and dads, parents often find great comfort in knowing that they’re not alone. Someone else’s question may actually help spark something new for you.
So… ask away!!
I know this is going to be great!
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