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Be the Toy Part 2

Do you know a child who becomes so obsessed with a toy bag that he doesn’t include you in play? OR do you know a child who is so disregulated that he’s “all over you.” I have some ideas for you!!
In last week’s podcast I began this series Be the Toy! Today’s episode is [...]

Autism… What’s a Parent To Do?

By far the most searched topic that leads parents to this website is AUTISM.
In honor of World Autism Awareness Day 2014, here’s an update of an article I first posted in 2009 and has been read over 1 million times. Some of the ways we word things when talking professionally with parents will [...]

Twister for Toddlers! Therapy Tip of the Week for 3.27.14

Do you have a Twister game laying around your house? Get it out and use it for lots of FUN with young children, long before they can touch a yellow circle with their hand and a blue one with their foot! The obvious goal to target is matching by color, but we can do MUCH [...]

BE THE TOY!

In this week’s podcast I answered this question I received from an SLP:
“I have started looking through your books and I love them - such useful information to share with parents too! I have a question regarding problems that arise in therapy and it might be a simple obvious answer but I’ll ask [...]

Bubbles! Therapy Tip of the Week for 3.19.14

Don’t you love bubbles? Me too! But there’s lots more to work on than teaching a child to say “bubble” or “pop.” Watch for the skills we target long before we realistically expect a child to talk!

For more step by step therapy ideas, check out these products:
Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk: [...]

Earn ASHA CE Credit

If you’re an SLP, you can earn ASHA CE credit here!
All of our DVDs and my full-length courses on DVD are approved!
The process is EASY and CHEAP and best of all, you can use the information immediately for your birth to 3 caseloads!
Let me explain how it works. After you’ve purchased [...]

Ideas for Fine Motor and Cognitive Skills - Therapy Tip of the Week for 3.12.14

Therapy Tip of the Week is back!!!
I’m so excited to share this darling idea for making ribbon toys. Beyond being fun for toddlers, this homemade activity targets fine motor, cognitive, sensory, and visual processing skills. If you’re wondering WHY this is important for speech-language development, then watch the video!
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For additional ideas to work on important [...]

Email of the Week

I love to hear from moms who send in feedback about my products, but when a DAD takes the time to email me, well… it just makes my day!!
Today I received this…
“We were very excited to get this to help our 2 year old daughter. So far the bit we have been able [...]

Teach Me To Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders Approved for ASHA CE Credit

The Apraxia DVD is now available for ASHA CE credit too!! Hooray!!
Click here for details!
Go directly to the page to purchase CE Credit.

Podcast for Using a Modified Cycles Approach for Toddlers

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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