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Be The Toy…Part 3

The Podcast is back…. I had to take a springtime allergy hiatus due to my raspy voice… but I am healed!
Today we’re continuing with my Be The Toy series! I’ve received so many emails about this topic from SLPs and Developmental Therapists… with one common denominator. We all have kids like this from [...]

Research says… Balance Screentime for Toddlers

As a pediatric SLP who specializes in treating very young children birth to 3 years, I field lots of questions from moms and dads who’ve read or heard that TV and other screen time (including apps on a phone, games on the iPad, and watching a DVD in the van) isn’t recommended for toddlers. [...]

Body Parts! Therapy Tip of the Week for 4.3.14

When I asked for suggestions for Therapy Tip of the Week, a mom emailed me to say she needed some new, fun ideas for helping her son learn body parts. Watch the video for my best tricks and 4 cute songs therapists and parents can sing all day long!

The book I mentioned in [...]

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
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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 [...]

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.

For more information, click here.


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