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!... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

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,... [Read more...]

Email of the Week…Help for Late Talkers

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... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]