Tweaking Routines for Late Talkers Continued…

Yesterday I posted a lovely email I received from a mom about how much success she achieved in ONE DAY with her late talker by becoming more fun and tweaking their daily routine of bath time. If you missed that post, you can read it here. Here's... [Read more...]

A Tweak Here and There Can Make a BIG Difference!

Over the weekend I received this email from a mom who had previously contacted me about what she should do to help her nonverbal 2 year old. Treating toddlers with speech delays can be hard for parents at home, but with a few tweaks here and there,... [Read more...]

#261 When No One Diagnosis Fits… How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis

In this week's show, I discussed a mom's question about her little boy. His evaluators describe him as a "mystery" since he doesn't nearly fit into one label and she has misgivings about proceeding with treatment since someone may pick the "wrong"... [Read more...]

Skype Consults

This summer I'm offering Skype consults for parents who have questions that extend beyond the scope of posting a question on the site. This is perfect for parents who want in-depth information and ideas tailored somewhat for their specific... [Read more...]

ABA Lesson #5 – Balance Your Ratio of Mastered Skills to New Skills

Balance your ratio of mastered skills to new skills.  This lesson came to me about fifteen years ago from a person I heard speak during a conference who used an ABA approach. It was completely NEW for me. I’d never heard this before in any of... [Read more...]

#260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old... [Read more...]

ABA Confessional…Lesson 4… The FUN Parts…Motivate, Pair, and Reinforce!

  There’s no mistaking that I, a self-professed Floortime lover, totally ROCK the next similarities with ABA. Actually, I DID realize these parallels in my approach, but because I don’t always use the terms “motivate,”... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #3… STRUCTURE Works!

Today I am continuing my ABA confessional with a discussion of how I’ve integrated ABA practices into my sessions all along. Unlike the previous two “lessons” which offered revelations about the similarities between ABA and Floortime, Lesson... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #2… TIME Matters!

A few days ago, I started a 'confessional' post that explores ways that I, a professed Floortimer, am actually closer to an ABA model than I ever dreamed. If you missed the first installment in this series, you can read it here: So… About... [Read more...]