#282 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge – #5 Develop Early Play Skills

Listen here to the 8th show in this series called "11 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge." Today we'll be talking about skill #5 which is developing early play skills. Learning to play with toys and begin to use objects functionally is... [Read more...]

#261 When No One Diagnosis Fits… How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis

In this week's show, I discussed a mom's question about her little boy. His evaluators describe him as a "mystery" since he doesn't nearly fit into one label and she has misgivings about proceeding with treatment since someone may pick the "wrong"... [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...]

Joint Attention in Babies and Toddlers

In a post last week, I mentioned that I've been assessing typically developing babies as I participate in standardizing a new evaluation tool for infants and toddlers. In the past two weeks I've met a 5-month-old, a 6-month-old, a 7-month-old, an... [Read more...]

Ideas for Toddlers Who Hate Books…teachmetotalk.com’s Therapy Tip of the Week 1.10.15

  Imagine my surprise today when I found a Therapy Tip of the Week we've never published! It's from the vault... so to speak... Ideas for Toddlers Who Hate Books In this teachmetotalk.com Therapy Tip of the Week video, I'll... [Read more...]

Using Books to Teach Toddlers Language and Play… VIDEO from teachmetotalk.com

If you've picked up any parenting book or studied anything related to educating children for at least 5 minutes, you know that you should be reading to a  young child pretty much from the time he exits the womb... That's fantastic advice for... [Read more...]

#250 Teaching a Toddler to Match

Not sure what's happened to blogtalkradio, the site where we host our podcast, but we had some issues finding our embed code for last week's show... so... here it is in a different format.... [Read more...]

Speech Therapy Ideas for Christmas for Toddlers

Providing new, interesting, and developmentally-appropriate activities are important ways to keep therapy sessions fresh and hold a young child’s attention. At this time of year, this can be easily accomplished by incorporating holiday related... [Read more...]