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...]

Toys for Visual Kids…Microwave…Therapy Tip of the Week for 11.19.14

In this teachmetotalk.com Therapy Tip of the Week pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, begins a 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...]

Parents Make the Difference in the Treatment of Toddlers with Autism

If you're a regular reader of this site, you know how much I believe in parent training during therapy sessions. As therapists, we must, must, must teach parents how to work with their children at home so that therapy continues long after we're... [Read more...]

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...]