“Is It Autism?” NEW Course on DVD for SLPs and Other Therapists who Provide Early Intervention Services to Toddlers

"Is It Autism?" Recognizing and Treating Toddlers with Red Flags for Autism NEW COURSE on DVD - Anticipated Release Date 5/15/16   Whenever I ask therapists to list their needs for future workshop topics, overwhelmingly the #1 answer I... [Read more...]

When A Toddler Doesn’t Play With Toys…teachmetotalk.com’s Therapy Tip of the Week 4.9.16

Isn't it frustrating when a toddler doesn't seem to want to play with toys? This is a fairly common issue in young children with developmental delays. Our first instinct may be to think that the child doesn't like the toy (or any toy!), but that's... [Read more...]

#282 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #5 Develop Early Play Skills

Listen here to the 8th show in this series called "11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge." Today we'll be talking about skill #5 which is developing early play skills. Learning to play with toys and begin to use objects functionally is... [Read more...]

Tips for Parenting “Difficult” Toddlers

TIPS FOR PARENTING DIFFICULT TODDLERS As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I get an opportunity to talk with parents of young children every day. This week I've been emailing back and forth with a mom on the other side of the country that... [Read more...]

The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk

The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk I almost titled this post “Why Flashcards Don’t Work to Teach a Nonverbal Toddler to Talk,” but I opted for the one above instead. Many parents and even some therapists default to... [Read more...]

#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #4 Joint Attention

In this seventh show in this podcast series, we're examining joint attention as a skill toddlers must use before words emerge. Joint attention emerges from the previous skills we've discussed during the last few weeks in this series. We've talked... [Read more...]

#280 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – # 3 Building Attention

In the sixth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the next skill which is: DEVELOPS AN ATTENTION SPAN Listen here. Learning to pay attention to things of interest around him and to... [Read more...]

#279 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge-#2 Responds to People

In the fifth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the second skill: RESPONDS TO PEOPLE Listen here. I can't overemphasize how important this skill is in helping a child learn to... [Read more...]

#277 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11

In this third episode, I'm continuing the new series I began two weeks ago to discuss the skills a toddler must master before he or she begins to talk. This information is super important for parents of late talkers so that you can begin to see WHY... [Read more...]

#276 Skills a Toddler Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge – Show 2 – Overview

In this show I continued the new series I began last week to discuss the skills a toddler must master before he or she begins to talk. This information is important for parents of late talkers so you can begin to see WHY your child isn't yet... [Read more...]