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Clip from Steps to Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers on DVD

Here’s an excerpt from my new course for SLPs and other pediatric therapists who treat toddlers.

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Extending a Toddler’s Attention Span on the Podcast

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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 [...]

The “One More” Rule to Extend a Toddler’s Attention

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 [...]

5 Reasons to Use Simple, Homemade Activities with Toddlers

While I love toys as much (probably more!) as any SLP I know, I have also learned to value very simple homemade activities for toddlers. I’ve come to think of these activities as “games,” and that’s the word I use when I’m introducing these activities to children and to parents.
Before I list links [...]

Let’s Make Some Noise! Eliciting Play Sounds in Toddlers

I have a friend with a toddler with significant speech-language delay. This morning I read on mom’s blog that the little one started to fake cough last week.
That’s HUGE!! I got so excited for her and I hope if you’re a pediatric SLP reading this, you did too!
Please don’t miss the emergence of [...]

Pointing out a Toddler’s Strengths

Today I received this email from a mom in response to the report she received from her daughter’s evaluation with me last week.
“Thank you so much…You were the first SLP to take time to learn our daughter and provide us with new ideas to help increase her weaknesses as well as point out [...]

Steps To Building Verbal Imitation on DVD

Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers is now available on DVD!
In this 6 hour course on DVD, you’ll learn the hierarchy for teaching a late talking toddler how to imitate.
Many times imitation is the core skill most late talkers haven’t yet mastered. In this fast-paced course, you’ll learn how to teach [...]

From the (e)Mail Bag… Parent Testimonial

Best testimonial ever…. Thank you!!! Hats off to this ULTRA-committed mom! She made a HUGE difference in her little boy’s progress.
“Laura Mize!
First off let me start by saying you are one talented, smart, generous lady!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent in such accessible formats. Your books and DVDs are amazing! [...]

Toddler Groups

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 [...]

Add Novelty to Expand Play and Reduce Boredom!

Are you “stuck” with a child who only wants to play with the same toy in the same way over and over?
That kind of perseverative play is often seen in toddlers with developmental delays. We need to break this pattern so that a child can move on to do (and learn) something new.
Many times [...]

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