Joint Attention in Babies and Toddlers

In a post last week, I mentioned that I've been assessing typically developing babies as I participate in standardizing a new evaluation tool for infants and toddlers. In the past two weeks I've met a 5-month-old, a 6-month-old, a 7-month-old, an... [Read more...]

“Will She EVER Talk?” Questions from a mom with twins with autism

Tonight I received this email from a mom desperate for advice. I've omitted her name, her children's names, and the location to protect her anonymity, but I wanted to share her question because it's the same one that many, many of you ask me... [Read more...]

Using Books to Teach Toddlers Language and Play… VIDEO from teachmetotalk.com

If you've picked up any parenting book or studied anything related to educating children for at least 5 minutes, you know that you should be reading to a  young child pretty much from the time he exits the womb... That's fantastic advice for... [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...]

“What Should I Order?” …Product Recommendations from teachmetotalk.com

Have I told you before that I get between 200 and 300 emails a day? As you can imagine, I can't possibly get through all of those every day. Most of those emails ask some version of this question: "What should I order?" I so enjoy... [Read more...]