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ASHA CEU Course 370

ASHA CEU Course #370 Red Flags for Delayed Communication Skills

Not sure if your child has a language delay? In part one of this audio and video podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., ...
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ASHA CEU Course 371

ASHA CEU Course #371 Address Red Flags for Communication Delay

Not sure where to start working with a child who has red flags for language delay? In this podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, ...
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ASHA CEU Course #372

ASHA CEU Course #372 Best Ways to Teach Nonverbal Toddlers to Imitate

In this one-hour audio and video podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares the 5 best ways for ...
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ASHA CEU Course #373

ASHA CEU Course #373 Factors that Indicate Significant Speech Intelligibility Problems

All little kids can be hard to understand when they are learning to talk. How do you know when a toddler falls outside what’s “normal” ...
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Teach Me To Talk – The Therapy Manual

Teach Me To Talk – The Therapy Manual

Teach Me To Talk:  The Therapy Manual is the go-to resource for speech therapy for toddlers. Pediatric speech-language pathologists RAVE about this manual in courses and follow-up emails! This best-selling therapy manual is essential ...
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Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers

Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers

Do you have a child who doesn’t know how to repeat what you say? Do you get blank stares when you tell a child, “Say ____,”? Imitation is the core ...
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Teach Me To Play WITH You

Teach Me To Play WITH You

Teach Me To Play WITH You: Easy Games, Songs, and Play Activities to Teach Social Interaction to Toddlers and Young Preschoolers with Language Delays is a therapy guide for parents and ...
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FUNctional Phonology

FUNctional Phonology

Do you need help working with a late talking toddler who is also unintelligible? I have a great tool for you! It’s my therapy manual FUNctional Phonology and it’s filled ...
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Let’s Talk About Talking

Let’s Talk About Talking

In my therapy manual Let’s Talk About Talking… Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills All Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge, I’m teaching you how to target pre-linguistic skills that establish the ...
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“Is It Autism?” Course on DVD

“Is It Autism?” Course on DVD

"Is It Autism?” Course on DVD Recognizing and Treating Toddlers and Preschoolers with Red Flags for Autism Whenever I ask therapists to list their needs for future workshop topics, overwhelmingly ...
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Steps to building verbal imitation

Steps To Building Verbal Imitation on DVD

My popular course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers is now available on DVD! In this 6 hour course on DVD, you’ll learn the hierarchy for teaching a late ...
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Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor

Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor

Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor SLP CEU Courses for Pediatric SLPs who Specialize in Birth to 3, Toddlers, preschool Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor ...
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Teach Me to Talk

Teach Me To Talk DVD

PARENTS, ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK? ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED  WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY? Find help ...
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Teach Me To Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Teach Me To Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Are you a parent looking for more information on childhood apraxia of speech? Are you scared and confused by what you’re finding on the internet? ? Then I’d like to ...
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Teach Me To Listen and Obey

Teach Me To Listen and Obey

I’m so excited to FINALLY get to offer this Teach Me To Listen and Obey DVD series for helping young children learn to understand language. By the time we were ...
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Speech Language Development Articles

Universal Truths

Last week Johnny and I had an amazing experience I want to share with you.   The Watato Children's Choir from Uganda, Africa performed in our church. We were a ...
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Reno Updates at teachmetotalk.com

So many of you have sent me the sweetest emails asking how our reno is going for our new mission-based clinic. Here's the latest... Today was a BEAUTIFUL day to ...
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Backward Chaining… A Fantastic “Trick” for Helping a Toddler Learn Multisyllabic Words

As speech-language pathologists, we’re asked “How do you…?” questions everywhere we go. Last night at church I had a great question…   How can I help my little guy learn ...
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Getting Back to the Floor!

I'm so excited to announce that Teach Me To Talk is opening a mission-driven speech therapy clinic in my new beautiful hometown of Stanford, KY - the second oldest city ...
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INITIAL TREATMENT TIPS FOR FINAL CONSONANTS

Do you need some ideas for helping a toddler learn to include final consonants in words? Here's a sample from the TREATMENT section of my therapy manual FUNctional Phonology. Final consonants ...
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Teach-Me-to-Play-With-You

Therapy Manual Combo Pack SPECIAL

I have a deal for you if you're a pediatric SLP (or a committed mom or dad)! When you buy all 4 of my therapy manuals, Teach Me To Play WITH ...
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“Watch me!” Not Just for Kids

When we're working with children, one thing we often say is "Watch me!" Then we perform whatever skill it is that we want them to do. This is also a ...
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Parent (and Therapist!) Coaching Tips

Many therapists get caught up in the trap of wanting to coach parents, but chicken out when they begin to feel uncomfortable and unnatural or when it doesn't go as smoothly or as ...
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Product Recommendations for Parents and Professionals

RESOURCES FOR HELPING A CHILD LEARN TO TALK and HELPING TODDLERS WITH SPEECH DELAY Parents and professionals often ask me which teachmetotalk.com product would be most helpful for them to help ...
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Ready or Not? Targeting Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers

How do you decide when a toddler is developmentally ready to target speech intelligibility? Do you have a decision making process or do you begin targeting new sounds without giving it ...
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Principles for Designing Sessions for Toddlers

From my new therapy manual FUNctional Phonology... Let’s face it. Anytime we’re trying to direct a toddler’s attention and focus to what we want him to do instead of what ...
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Functional Phonology is Shipping!

Do you need help working with a late talking toddler who is also unintelligible? I have a great tool for you! It's my therapy manual Functional Phonology and it's filled ...
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My New Artic Book for Toddlers is Finally Here!

This morning I'm saying something I've waited a long time to hear... MY NEW ARTIC THERAPY MANUAL FOR TODDLERS IS READY! It's called... FUNctional Phonology: A Language-Based Approach for Treating Speech Intelligibility ...
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When a Toddler Won’t Play Social Games with You, Try These Tips!

Are you having a hard time getting a child to play social games with you? There are 3 common problems we see: 1. A child avoids and tries to get ...
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Help Busy Toddlers Stay and Play!

It's a common problem... we're trying our best to teach a toddler something new and all he can think about is how to get away! We need a way to ...
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No TV, Even for Me!

This summer I've done some serious soul searching about how I'm spending my time. One of the things my husband and I decided to do was dramatic for us... WE ...
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Beginnings

Although we think about January 1 as a start to the new year, I get that new year feeling in August too.   I think it's the idea of beginning again -- getting ...
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Sorting Out the 11 Prelinguistic Skills…

HOW DO THEY FIT IN THE 4 AREAS OF FOCUS FOR LATE TALKERS AND TODDLERS WITH LANGUAGE DELAYS/DISORDERS? If you've followed my work for a while, you'll know that I  ...
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VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR TODDLERS

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR TODDLERS #1 Rule… Focus on teaching words a child can use during everyday activities. Frequently parents (and therapists!) ask for a list of vocabulary as they begin ...
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Benefits of Social Games as a Therapy Strategy

Do you play games like Peek-a-Boo and Ring Around the Rosies in speech therapy sessions with toddlers? If you do, congratulations! You are using evidence-based practice. If you're not using social ...
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It’s Summer! Ridiculously Easy Ideas for Water Play for Toddlers

Is it as hot where you live today? It is here! To beat the heat, I want to give you some ideas for water play for toddlers from my therapy manual ...
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Help Late Talkers with a Short Attention Span… Therapy Tip of the Week Video 6.1.2018

Tips for Helping Late Talkers Pay Attention Are you trying to work with a late talker who has a super short attention span? You’re probably thinking… how is he ever ...
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10 Great Ideas for Clear Plastic Tubes for Toddlers… Therapy Tip of the Week 5.28.18

In this video, I’m going to show you how to teach toddlers 10 different language skills using a $5 lighting cover I picked up at Lowe’s. You can make this ...
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1 in 59… New Autism Rates in the US

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated information about new autism rates in the US. The new estimate represents a 15 percent increase to 1 in 59 ...
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