#282 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #5 Develop Early Play Skills

Listen here to the 8th show in this series called "11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge." Today we'll be talking about skill #5 which is developing early play skills. Learning to play with toys and begin to use objects functionally is... [Read more...]

Tips for Parenting “Difficult” Toddlers

TIPS FOR PARENTING DIFFICULT TODDLERS As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I get an opportunity to talk with parents of young children every day. This week I've been emailing back and forth with a mom on the other side of the country that... [Read more...]

The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk

The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk I almost titled this post “Why Flashcards Don’t Work to Teach a Nonverbal Toddler to Talk,” but I opted for the one above instead. Many parents and even some therapists default to... [Read more...]

#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #4 Joint Attention

In this seventh show in this podcast series, we're examining joint attention as a skill toddlers must use before words emerge. Joint attention emerges from the previous skills we've discussed during the last few weeks in this series. We've talked... [Read more...]

#280 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – # 3 Building Attention

In the sixth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the next skill which is: DEVELOPS AN ATTENTION SPAN Listen here. Learning to pay attention to things of interest around him and to... [Read more...]

#279 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge-#2 Responds to People

In the fifth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the second skill: RESPONDS TO PEOPLE Listen here. I can't overemphasize how important this skill is in helping a child learn to... [Read more...]