“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...]

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...]