#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...]

#285 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #7 Understands What Words Mean

Today we're continuing our series with the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #7 - Understanding Familiar Words. SLPs refer to this skill as receptive language, language comprehension, or auditory... [Read more...]

#284 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #6 Understanding Gestures

In this podcast I'm discussing the importance of helping a child learn to understand gestures and nonverbal communication, the next skill toddlers achieve before first words emerge. A child who understands gestures others use is connected... [Read more...]

#282 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #5 Develop Early Play Skills

Listen here to the 8th show in this series called "11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge." Today we'll be talking about skill #5 which is developing early play skills. Learning to play with toys and begin to use objects functionally is... [Read more...]

#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #4 Joint Attention

In this seventh show in this podcast series, we're examining joint attention as a skill toddlers must use before words emerge. Joint attention emerges from the previous skills we've discussed during the last few weeks in this series. We've talked... [Read more...]

#280 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – # 3 Building Attention

In the sixth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the next skill which is: DEVELOPS AN ATTENTION SPAN Listen here. Learning to pay attention to things of interest around him and to... [Read more...]

#279 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge-#2 Responds to People

In the fifth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the second skill: RESPONDS TO PEOPLE Listen here. I can't overemphasize how important this skill is in helping a child learn to... [Read more...]

#278 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. Skill #1 Responds to Things in the Environment

In this fourth show in my series "11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge" we'll be discussing skill #1 which is... RESPONDS AND INTERACTS WITH THINGS IN HIS ENVIRONMENT Remember that this skill refers to a child's ability to react to... [Read more...]

#277 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11

In this third episode, I'm continuing the new series I began two weeks ago to discuss the skills a toddler must master before he or she begins to talk. This information is super important for parents of late talkers so that you can begin to see WHY... [Read more...]