#273 “Why Can’t My Son Have a Conversation?” A Mom’s Questions

In this week's show I'm talking with the mom of a 27 month old with ASD who is making progress, but not yet talking as much as she'd hoped. Listen in for my observations as to why this probably isn't happening yet as well as recommendations for what... [Read more...]

#262 “Will She Ever Talk?” A Conversation with a Mom about her Twin Girls with Autism

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom with questions about her twin girls with autism. This mom shared her story from having no concerns about her girls, to... [Read more...]

A Tweak Here and There Can Make a BIG Difference!

Over the weekend I received this email from a mom who had previously contacted me about what she should do to help her nonverbal 2 year old. Treating toddlers with speech delays can be hard for parents at home, but with a few tweaks here and there,... [Read more...]

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...]