Fascinating Research about Simplifying Language to Help Toddlers Learn to Say New Words

I just love a good Ted Talk. How about you? I first heard this one when it was brand new in last year and I have thought about it and thought about it and thought about it. I've decided to share it so you can think about it too. I... [Read more...]

A Review of Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers on DVD

Almost everyday I receive a request from a blogger or website to review one of our DVDs or therapy manuals. I did that fairly frequently when I launched teachmetotalk.com in 2008 to get our name out there and 'build a brand,' but I don't really do... [Read more...]

“Discover The Best Approach To Teach Your Toddler To Talk”

PARENTS  ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK? ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED  WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY? Find help for toddlers with speech delay... Maybe the experts tell you everything's... [Read more...]

Email of the Week…Help for Late Talkers

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... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

Do you have a child who doesn't know how to repeat what you say? Do you get blank stares when you tell a child, "Say ____." Imitation is the core skill that many late talkers, regardless of their official diagnosis, haven't yet... [Read more...]

“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 Wordsand Teach by DOING The brain learns best... [Read more...]