#286 – 11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge – #8 Vocalizes Purposefully

HELP A LATE TALKER LEARN TO VOCALIZE We're continuing our series with the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #8 - Vocalizes Purposefully. When I explain this to parents I describe this as... [Read more...]

#285 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #7 Understands What Words Mean

Today we're continuing our series with the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #7 - Understanding Familiar Words. SLPs refer to this skill as receptive language, language comprehension, or auditory... [Read more...]

#284 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #6 Understanding Gestures

In this podcast I'm discussing the importance of helping a child learn to understand gestures and nonverbal communication, the next skill toddlers achieve before first words emerge. A child who understands gestures others use is connected... [Read more...]

Tried and True Methods for Helping a Late Talker Use More Words

Tried and True Methods for Helping a Late Talker Use More Words Today I received an email from an SLP who asked me this question: “How can I get a child on my caseload who can talk to say more words during a session? He likes me. He likes... [Read more...]

It’s Too Much! Signs of Sensory Overload in Toddlers

It's Too Much! Signs of Sensory Overload in Toddlers Today I read a survey reported by the Academy of Pediatrics that said the average six- month-old in America watches half an hour of something per day on a mobile device. A third of them were... [Read more...]

When A Toddler Doesn’t Play With Toys…teachmetotalk.com’s Therapy Tip of the Week 4.9.16

Isn't it frustrating when a toddler doesn't seem to want to play with toys? This is a fairly common issue in young children with developmental delays. Our first instinct may be to think that the child doesn't like the toy (or any toy!), but that's... [Read more...]