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The site is organized in chronological order with the newest entries listed first here on the home page. However, [...]
I wanted to show you a video I found several months ago of a toddler who has mastered using many, many signs to communicate while he’s waiting to learn to talk. This mom, Amy, was gracious enough to share the link of her son who has since been diagnosed with apraxia. She began teaching him signs even before [...]
PARENTS – ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK?
ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED – WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY?
Maybe the “experts” tell you everything’s fine. But you can’t get past that nagging feeling that things should be getting better. And they just…aren’t.
As a parent, there’s [...]
Here are lists of signs that I teach late talking toddlers and their parents. Remember the following guidelines for choosing signs to teach your toddler:
Choose signs that your toddler can USE to make a difference in his world. I always teach words for things he already tries to ask for first since knowing what your kid wants when he’s crying, grunting, and pointing [...]
Now that your child can say or sign a few common words, you need to begin to expand his vocabulary to include different kinds of words. Most babies learn nouns, or names of people, places, and things first. Remember that your baby also needs words for actions (verbs), locations (prepositions), and descriptions (adjectives/adverbs) so that he can combine these [...]
Talking Before Speaking? Using Sign Language to Increase Communication Skills in Late Talking Toddlers
Using sign language to help toddlers learn to communicate is the fastest and easiest way I know to reduce frustration in the entire family. When I got my degrees as a speech-language pathologist in the late 80’s and early 90’s, this was still a new idea. Often when I suggested this to families then, they were hesitant and suspicious. Did their child have a hearing loss that no one had [...]