#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...]

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...]