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...]

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...]

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... [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...]