Today I had a great show with SLP Dawn Moore who shared how she targets speech sounds in very young children with phonological disorders.
A Cycles Therapy approach exposes young children to speech sounds they don’t currently use in word approximations. Dawn feels that this fast-paced patterns approach (vs. targeting one sound at a time) [...]
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For today’s podcast I talked about toddler attention spans.
Information for this show included the following resources:
This post with references for what’s normal and a very practical way to improve a young child’s attention during play.
A chapter from my [...]
This week I’ve done lots of thinking about the attention spans of toddlers.
Thinking for me always involves reading to see what other SLPs have written and what the research says. Here’s the best of what I found:
At www.studydog.com there’s a great graphic for the attention span of children ages 2 to 10 with [...]
One of the best experiences of my professional career was running a playgroup program for toddlers with communication delays/disorders. I’ve mentioned this several times on my podcast and last month I received a request from a speech-language pathologist to talk more about my program and more importantly, give her some ideas to use in these [...]
Have you noticed that many toddlers with receptive language delays don’t enjoy reading books with another person?
This can break a mom’s heart, particularly if she likes reading or if she feels unsuccessful trying to “teach” her child.
This may also frustrate a therapist who thinks, “How am I ever going to get this [...]
Do you have any kids you’re seeing who don’t seem to like ANYTHING you plan for therapy?
Are you frustrated when your own toddler would rather play with the box than with the $30 toy you just bought?
Have I got some great new ideas for you!!
Last month I did two entire podcasts full of [...]
Are you drowning in the sea of all the junk, I mean, presents your kids received for Christmas?
Are you frustrated when your child has a room full of toys but doesn’t seem to want to play with anything?
As a therapist, are your little clients bored when you present the same activities session after session?
Have you been keeping up with the podcast?
Recently I’ve done 2 shows about ideas for playing with toddlers who don’t play with traditional toys.
Listen for Part One of this show here.
Part Two is at this link.
Remember, kids don’t always reject a toy because they don’t like it. Many times it’s because they don’t know [...]
On Monday, September 23, 2013, SLP Sherry Artemenko joined me for the podcast and talked about GREAT toys and games to use with toddlers and young preschoolers. Sherry is a “toy expert” and authors the fantastic website www.playonwords.com. Several years ago she established her own PAL Award so that she could recognize exceptional toys, games [...]
Do you need help learning how to download my podcast to your iPod?
Tyler in our IT dept. wrote detailed instructions for we iPod novices.
1. Go to www.apple.com/itunes.
2. Click the free download on the iTunes website. See a screen shot here:
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for downloading iTunes.
4. Once iTunes has been downloaded, click to open [...]