#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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]