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 [...]
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Here’s an excerpt from Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual reviewing ways to help late talking toddlers pay attention and listen:
Researchers found that labeling, simply stating an object or an event name, is more effective than any other kind of talking to help a child maintain attention to what he is doing.
Many times adults “mindlessly [...]
Welcome to teachmetotalk.com!
If this is your first visit, I’d like to tell you how I recommend for new moms to navigate the site because I have TONS of info on here that may not be apparent to you with your first click!
The site is organized in chronological order with the newest entries listed first here on the home page. However, [...]
I’m working with a great family right now. My little friend in this family is a darling boy who will be 2 in April, and he’s a total handful! He’s so unlike his older very compliant, very praise-driven sister, who I also had the privilege of working with a few years ago.
The sister was so different from [...]
If your preschool child has difficulty following directions at home, this can be frustrating for both him and you! You think he seems to understand the individual words, but then he can’t follow through to be able to carry out your verbal instructions.
Some parents automatically assume that this is a behavior issue, but often it’s not. Auditory processing disorders make it very [...]
ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO UNDERSTAND WORDS? DOES HE IGNORE YOU WHILE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ARE INTERACTING WITH OTHERS AND EVEN BEGINNING TO TALK?
Maybe everyone around you, even your pediatrician, is telling you that everything’s fine. But you can’t get past that nagging feeling that something’s not quite right.
You know he should be doing more [...]
I’m so excited to FINALLY get to offer this DVD series for helping young children learn to understand language. By the time we were done filming, there was so much information that we decided to split it into a 2 part series so that we could address specific developmental phases and disciplinary approaches for both [...]
A mom e-mailed me this question this weekend, and I thought I’d include it here since I haven’t written about this anywhere else on the site.
“Hi Laura! I have a question for you. Gabe has recently started saying “you want…” instead of “I want…” When we model “I” for him, he will correct himself. He [...]
Top Ten Things Your SLP May Be Too Nice to Tell You…Tips for Parents for Maximizing Therapy Sessions at Home
TOP 10 THINGS YOUR THERAPIST WANTS YOU TO KNOW AND MAY BE TOO NICE TO TELL YOU -
1. Minimize the distractions from other people for your child, especially during initial sessions.
This means don’t have grandparents or your best friend or the neighbor’s children over until your child has established relationships with her therapists. It’s much easier to keep a new client’s attention if [...]