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...]

#278 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. Skill #1 Responds to Things in the Environment

In this fourth show in my series "11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge" we'll be discussing skill #1 which is... RESPONDS AND INTERACTS WITH THINGS IN HIS ENVIRONMENT Remember that this skill refers to a child's ability to react to... [Read more...]

#277 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11

In this third episode, I'm continuing the new series I began two weeks ago to discuss the skills a toddler must master before he or she begins to talk. This information is super important for parents of late talkers so that you can begin to see WHY... [Read more...]

#276 Skills a Toddler Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge – Show 2 – Overview

In this show I continued the new series I began last week to discuss the skills a toddler must master before he or she begins to talk. This information is important for parents of late talkers so you can begin to see WHY your child isn't yet... [Read more...]

#275 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge – Show 1 of New Series

Hey, Hey!! It's a new year AND a new series of podcasts - particularly to help parents of a child who is a late talker. Listen to episode #1 in this series of shows about all of the things that MUST happen before a child learns to talk. In... [Read more...]

#273 “Why Can’t My Son Have a Conversation?” A Mom’s Questions

In this week's show I'm talking with the mom of a 27 month old with ASD who is making progress, but not yet talking as much as she'd hoped. Listen in for my observations as to why this probably isn't happening yet as well as recommendations for what... [Read more...]