Check out any milestone list for toddlers, and you’ll see some variation of “knows body parts.”
Assessment tools used by pediatric speech-language pathologists include the following age ranges for this early skill:
Points to two different body parts by 12 months
Identifies at least 6 different parts and/or clothing items on himself or a doll by 18 months
Parents often begin [...]
Playing peek-a-boo is a time-honored ritual between babies and parents. Many times parents of young children with developmental delays miss out on this fun because they’re not sure how to modify the game for a toddler with special needs.
A mom may have instigated peek-a-boo a few times to try to quiet her fussy baby, but when her child didn’t seem to understand [...]
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We offer a variety of services catering especially to out-of-town families who want a second opinion or a solid assessment and comprehensive treatment plan outlined for home programming and/or recommendations for your local therapy team. New [...]
As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I’ve seen moms of babies and toddlers with developmental delays and disorders at their absolute best and unfortunately, at their worst.
The longer I do this job, the more I’ve come to appreciate just how hard it is for a mom to rise to the occasion and deliver her best day after day, week after week for a child who may [...]
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!” ~ [...]
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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 [...]
When I write any piece of information for this site, I always try to imagine who will read it and put it into practice. In my mind, this mostly means I write for concerned moms and maybe touchy-feely dads. (No offense guys! I’m married to a man that I’d classify as a touchy-feely dad!)
I think about new professionals hungry for information to help them with a new [...]
Several months ago I ran across a blog in my research for this site. The title of the post stopped my surfing. “Early Intervention Sucks.”
OUCH! Being a pediatric SLP who specializes in early intervention, this hit a little too close to home.
My heart sank as I read her story. She had just finished the initial evaluation with her state’s [...]