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Speech Sound Development in Toddlers

We can’t be overly “picky” when it comes to speech sound accuracy with toddlers, particularly for those who have struggled with language acquisition. Afterall, most brand new talkers are difficult to understand, whether you’re 12 months old and beginning to talk or 30 months old and saying your first words!
Check out this post for [...]

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!

The book I mentioned in [...]

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 Toy! Today’s episode is [...]

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 color, but we can do MUCH [...]

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 and it might be a simple obvious answer but I’ll ask [...]

teachmetotalk.com’s Christmas Therapy Guide is now for sale!

I’m launching a brand new feature here on teachmetotalk.com with the release of our very first Therapy Guide just in time for Christmas.
What’s a Therapy Guide?
teachmetotalk.com’s Therapy Guide consists of two components for helping you learn to work with a young child with a language delay or disorder.
First you’ll receive access to an instructive [...]

Therapy Tip of the Week 12.4.12

Therapy Tip of the Week is back!!!!!!!
Stay tuned because I’m also launching a brand new feature from teachmetotalk.com tomorrow (12/5/12) and a whole new website (myei2.com) in early 2013 with a whole slew of ideas for therapy during the holidays. More to come…
Here are some ideas for teaching a child to name pictures [...]

Therapy Tip of the Week 3.2.12

Here’s this week’s Therapy Tip of the Week:

 
Therapy Tip of the Week for 3.2.12
BALL TOYS
Balls are developmentally appropriate and a fun toy for toddlers between 1-3 years old. Remember that you’re looking at a child’s developmental age here. Let’s face it; even older kids love balls!
Ball is also a great, early word for late talkers. Why? Because the [...]

Product Recommendations for Parents and Professionals

Many parents often ask me which teachmetotalk.com product would be most helpful for them. While every child and family situation is unique, the following product descriptions and recommendations should help you make purchasing decisions.
The products are described only in terms of “This is best for…” For full descriptions of each product, please scroll up and click [...]

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Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Nothing evokes fear in a parent like thinking their baby may have autism.
Many people assume, incorrectly of course, that because a child isn’t talking by age 2 or 3, he or she must be autistic. 
Let me reassure you, there are many reasons for late talking or speech-language delays in toddlers, and autism is just one of them. 
Late talking, when there’s [...]


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