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Email of the Week

I love to hear from moms who send in feedback about my products, but when a DAD takes the time to email me, well… it just makes my day!!
Today I received this…
“We were very excited to get this to help our 2 year old daughter. So far the bit we have been able [...]

Let’s Make Some Noise! Eliciting Play Sounds in Toddlers

I have a friend with a toddler with significant speech-language delay. This morning I read on mom’s blog that the little one started to fake cough last week.
That’s HUGE!! I got so excited for her and I hope if you’re a pediatric SLP reading this, you did too!
Please don’t miss the emergence of [...]

Number of Words in a Child’s Vocabulary

SLPs and therapists who work in early intervention and preschool programs are often surprised when we take a minute to look at normal expressive language development. Most of the time, it’s because our perceptions of “normal” become skewed over time. We administer tests and come to think of those test questions and the age ranges [...]

Therapy Manual Combo Pack SPECIAL

In honor of launching my new website at www.myei2.com we’re offering a special deal from today 2/25/13 until 3/1/13.
When you buy all 3 of my therapy manuals, Teach Me To Play WITH You, Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual, and Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers, you’ll receive my best selling Creating Verbal Routines Therapy Guide for FREE.
Here’s a brief [...]

Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

teachmetalk.com is so excited to announce the release of the new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers in early May 2012.
Read the following description of the “theory” behind this approach written by Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist and founder of teachmetotalk.com:
Imitation is the core skill that many late talkers, regardless of their official diagnosis, [...]

“What can I do to help my toddler learn more words?”

Below is an excerpt from my book Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual.
This is the first response I give to any mom who asks, “What can I do to help my toddler learn more words?”
Teach USABLE Words and Teach by DOING
“The brain learns best through exploration and interaction with real people!”                ~ [...]

Resolutions for Therapists who Work with Young Children

Happy New Year!
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Are any of them related to your work as a therapist in early intervention or a preschool program?
When Kate and I were discussing our last few podcast topics and questions from our regular listeners, I came up with several resolutions which can make us all more effective in our practices.
We’re [...]

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Can’t vs. Won’t

I RARELY, no make that never, think that a child doesn’t talk because he’s stubborn or lazy.  I get so frustrated when parents tell me this, or worse, when I hear another therapist say this.  If you, or gasp, a professional, is telling you this, please re-evaluate your situation. 
The truth is when kids can talk, they do talk.  It makes life so [...]

Teach Me To Talk - The Therapy Manual

Teach Me To Talk - The Therapy Manual: A Comprehensive  Guide for Treating Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders in Toddlers and Young Preschoolers
The book is divided into 2 parts.  
Part I includes the background information to make sure you understand WHY you’re doing what you do in sessions! You’ll learn the overall philosophy, rationale, and treatment hierarchy recommended for successful language therapy [...]

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Making Circle Time Successful

Last week I had an opportunity to meet to many GREAT SLPs who work in preschool settings who asked me if I had new ideas to use for circle time. It’s since prompted an idea for another book… but I can’t start that one until the current one is out of final edits! So until [...]

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