Skype Consults

This summer I'm offering Skype consults for parents who have questions that extend beyond the scope of posting a question on the site. This is perfect for parents who want in-depth information and ideas tailored somewhat for their specific... [Read more...]

ABA Lesson #5 – Balance Your Ratio of Mastered Skills to New Skills

Balance your ratio of mastered skills to new skills.  This lesson came to me about fifteen years ago from a person I heard speak during a conference who used an ABA approach. It was completely NEW for me. I’d never heard this before in any of... [Read more...]

ABA Confessional…Lesson 4… The FUN Parts…Motivate, Pair, and Reinforce!

  There’s no mistaking that I, a self-professed Floortime lover, totally ROCK the next similarities with ABA. Actually, I DID realize these parallels in my approach, but because I don’t always use the terms “motivate,”... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #3… STRUCTURE Works!

Today I am continuing my ABA confessional with a discussion of how I’ve integrated ABA practices into my sessions all along. Unlike the previous two “lessons” which offered revelations about the similarities between ABA and Floortime, Lesson... [Read more...]

My ABA Confessions Continued… Lesson #2… TIME Matters!

A few days ago, I started a 'confessional' post that explores ways that I, a professed Floortimer, am actually closer to an ABA model than I ever dreamed. If you missed the first installment in this series, you can read it here: So… About... [Read more...]

“Will She EVER Talk?” Questions from a mom with twins with autism

Tonight I received this email from a mom desperate for advice. I've omitted her name, her children's names, and the location to protect her anonymity, but I wanted to share her question because it's the same one that many, many of you ask me... [Read more...]

#253 Witnessing the Onset of Autism and Treating Jargon

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she answers questions from 2 different therapists on this week's podcast. A developmental therapist writes of witnessing the onset of autism in a little... [Read more...]

#252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don’t Like To Sit Still

Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. In this week's podcast I explained possible reasons for why a child doesn't "sit" very well and then more importantly, I moved on to talk about ideas that WORK for... [Read more...]

Ferris Wheel… Toys for Visual Kids…Therapy Tip of the Week 11.25.14

In this teachmetotalk.com Therapy Tip of the Week pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, ends her 3 part series with tips for using toys with kids who prefer visual input. These are kids who like items that spin or have... [Read more...]

teachmetotalk.com in Chicago… November 20, 2014

I'm in COLD Chicago today teaching Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor. Despite the windy weather, it was a fabulous day with a room full of SLPs and Developmental Therapists who were so much fun! The best discussions... [Read more...]