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ASHA CEU Course Characteristics that Differentiate Autism

ASHA Provider Code AAYF - Course 1000 In this one hour audio video podcast, ASHA CEU Course Characteristics that Differentiate Autism from Other Language Delays, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com to learn the six main characteristics that differentiate ASD from language delay in toddlers. A ...
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ASHA CEU Course #417 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Three

ASHA CEU Course #417 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Three

ASHA CEU COURSE 417 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Three It may be difficult for parents to figure out how to ...
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ASHA CEU Course #416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays

ASHA CEU Course #416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Two 18 to 36 Months

ASHA CEU COURSE 416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Two 18 to 36 Months If a child loves books, it’s not ...
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ASHA CEU COURSE 415 Making Books Better for Toddlers

ASHA CEU COURSE 415 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part One 6 to 18 Months

ASHA CEU COURSE 415 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part One 6 to 18 Months If a child loves books, it’s not ...
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ASHA CEU Course #414 Introduce Structured Teaching… The Autism Podcast Series

Are you working with a child who does not play with toys, participate in therapy activities, and who has a very short attention span? Today ...
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ASHA CEU Course #413 Addressing Jargon and Echolalia

ASHA CEU Course #413 Addressing Jargon and Echolalia… The Autism Podcast Series

Are you working with a child who uses jargon and echolalia? Although both are listed as types of repetitive speech in the official diagnostic criteria ...
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ASHA CEU Course #412 Facilitating Peer Interaction

ASHA CEU Course #412 Facilitating Peer Interaction…The Autism Podcast Series

In this course, participants learned strategies for helping toddlers with autism learn to interact with same-age peers.
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ASHA CEU Course #411 Help a Nonverbal Child Find His Voice

ASHA CEU Course #411 Helping Nonverbal Children Find Their Voices

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one-hour audio/video podcast, ASHA CEU Course #411 Helping Nonverbal Children Find Their Voices, ...
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ASHA CEU Course #410 Getting Started with AAC

ASHA CEU Course #410 Getting Started with AAC… The Autism Podcast Series

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video podcast, ASHA CEU Course #410 Getting Started with AAC,  as ...
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Dear Laura,

Thank you for your generosity in sharing so much knowledge in such a clear and enthusiastic way.

As a retired audiologist with a fabulous and language delayed grandson, I used your podcasts and outstanding publication, The Autism Workbook, to inspire and guide me over the past year.

It works!! He went from barely verbal, no gestures, didn't respond to his name etc etc to a verbal, social, curious, ready to imitate anything, fill in the blanks on familiar "set" speech, generate his own totally appropriate and mostly understandable sentences...not just short phrases anymore... full little paragraphs...about imaginary things, what he did during the day, what he wants. True communication!

You make a powerful difference in this world! ❤

With gratitude,
Diane

"Laura Mize, you are a Godsend. I don’t know how one human can have so many helpful things to say in a beautifully organized way, so often. Always amazes me when another super helpful email comes from you, and for free. With free YouTube videos and cheap CEUs. THANK YOU!!!"

Sheila, Canada

"I purchased the book on autism and have watched the #400s series podcasts. Laura Mize has been more effective in teaching autistic tendencies, than many professors, shadowing professions, and the 100s of books, articles and classes or videos, or live workshop speakers, have been at teaching effective practices for a child with ASD. Some of the many lessons she has taught, which I will now use, to be a more effective Interventionist, include but are not limited to: red flags, typical behaviors, self-stimulating behaviors, not taking away toys, rather showing child to play with toy appropriately. She gives examples of child's actions, "inappropriate," explains the reason for: why the child is engaging in these behaviors and how they can be replaced with more appropriate, effective fuctional and age-appropriate skills."

"I’m sure Laura gets these messages all the time, but I thought I’d share. I stumbled across Laura‘s "Autism or Speech Delay?" YouTube video when I really needed it. This video finally listed and explained some of the red flags my son was showing for autism. I share the link anytime a parent is questioning in my FB autism group. This mother I don’t even know said Laura's video changed her life. I know exactly how she feels because It changed families too. Thank you to everyone at Teach Me To Talk."

LINDSAY

"Good Morning Laura,
I received your book (The Autism Workbook) yesterday and it is absolutely amazing! As I evaluate young children (0-3) for developmental delays and write plans for them with their parents, there are a ton of ideas that are ready to use. Others that reinforce what I have been doing, and saying, all along. Thank you so, so much for writing this incredible book and pulling everything together in one place!"

FRANCINE IN MICHIGAN

"Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge, experience, and guidance.
I’m a parent who bought the autism workbook and it’s the only clear resource I found to make a change in my son. I’m really thankful to Ms. Laura for helping out people like us all over the world."

"Laura Mize, all I have to say is that ALL YOUR STRATEGIES WORK."

ANNE, YouTube viewer

"We have 7 SLPs in our preschool (public) program for special needs children (ages 3-5) and we use your courses, books, and techniques every day! 🙂 We have seen our preschoolers make such great gains!"

 

"I just received Teach Me to Play With You, and it is ALREADY WORKING! WOW!

Girl…my son is 3 years old, and he NEVER asks for something using words. We were playing “Get Your Belly” (from Teach Me to Play WITH You), and after several times, he laughed and screamed "BEWIEEE!!!"  It was a hoot. And I can't believe he said it! I have played with him like this before, but this time I took your advice and acted CRAZY!! I will act like a total lunatic if it will get him to talk to me!  Now I can give him "the look" from across the room, and he will say it. That manual is so amazingly practical, and it is a GODSEND right now! Thank you SO MUCH!”

"I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you. I started watching your videos/podcasts about 4 months ago. My son has gone from losing words he previously used, only having about 7 words at his 2 year check up in August (assessed at a blended 10 month language level) -- to now having so many words, increased social engagement, following commands, spontaneously requesting things, and naming letters & numbers (not in order) as well as colors. We had our monthly meeting with our SLP through the state infants & toddlers program and it felt like we were just bragging the whole time, but I knew in the back of my head it was because I have been using strategies you taught me.

We still have so much work to do with our sweet boy, but I know in my heart he would not have succeeded without the education you provided. I will continue to read your emails & watch videos as we go along this journey and face challenges, but credit is due to you, Laura.

Thank you so much, endlessly."

KATIE

"I just want to tell how fortunate I feel to have found your website and you!! I became a special instructor in EI almost a year ago and I started with hardly any applicable training. I felt so lost and confused as how to help the kids I work with learn how to use words and play. Honestly, I didn't even understand the importance of play, although I always played with my kids. But, once I started to watch your podcasts and get some of your manuals I felt a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I could finally teach these kids and their families something of value from a real therapist and based on research!. Thank you so much for seeing the need to help other EI service providers and providing a forum to share your knowledge and years of valuable experience. I'm sure you get a lot of these emails every week if not every day, but I wanted to make I could add to those notes of gratitude!! THANK YOU again!!"

SS

"Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for these emails and your books, I have them all and they have seriously saved and improved my sessions with my kiddos. Huge thank you."

REBECCA

"I was very frustrated with how speech therapy was going for my child. I would take him and drop him off and not hear much of anything from his therapist and teachers other than, "He had a good (or a bad!) day." Your materials were invaluable for us because I learned how to work with him on his speech. I learned how to teach him to talk and play. I learned how to pay attention to his cues and work with him to teach him to communicate. Without it, I have no doubt he still wouldn’t talk."

BRITNEY

"Hi! I just wanted to say (from an SLT perspective) how incredibly useful I am finding absolutely all of your articles, blogs and resources - I only discovered your site last month and have just received all your books which I feel I am learning more than on my entire university training course!! But also the way in which you give specific, realistic, fun, encouraging ideas for working with parents is really just fantastic, I only wish I have your site sooner! Thanks so much from the UK! Kind regards."

HANNAH

"I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for making things a little easier to manage for me this year. I made the transition from school SLP to private therapist about a year ago. While the change was welcome, it was a lot, and I was just getting my footing in the clinic when I began teletherapy full time. Your website has been a huge lifeline in helping me work with late talkers and coach their parents in an accessible but effective way, even remotely. I look forward to getting your emails each week. I am floored by the amount of valuable, free information that your website provides, and I’m looking forward to investing in your workbooks soon. A sincere thank you for all you do!"

ALLISON

"You are an inspiration! I am truly grateful for the way you put into words and writing how to do what we do as SLPs. At this time in my 13 years of practicing, I find your encouragement keeps me going. As a single mom, I find it a stretch to buy materials these days and I am so thankful for the freebies you so generously share that help me teach my families. I don’t have much time to put together lists or quick references for parents!! Much gratitude!!"

ANDREA

"I just really appreciate your courses! I have two new clinicians that I’m working with and have recommended these courses to both of them. I’ve watched quite a few and have learned so much about serving this population. To be honest, before I started implementing your strategies I was a little frustrated with the lack of progress. My skills with engaging these little ones have improved so much! Thank you so much for making these CEUs so valuable!" C, SLP
 
 

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Treating Trauma in Toddlers with Language Delays/Disorders

Last week I shared some information about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. If you missed that, read it here. To refresh your memory, ACEs are potentially traumatic events that happen in childhood ...
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Protection Against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last weekend I did some reading about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs and I can't quit thinking about it, so I'm going to do what I always do... write to you ...
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First and Again

Last week something wonderful happened... Johnny and I are so pleased to welcome our new grandchild... Henry James Usher In a feeble attempt to reign in my overwhelming desire to ...
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Is It Me? Tips for Clinical Problem Solving

One of the main questions parents send me at teachmetotalk.com is... I am not seeing progress in my child's therapy. What should I do?   One of the main questions ...
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Not moving forward? Try taking a step back!

Not moving forward?  Try taking a step back! “I attended your course in St. Louis… I used the strategies you taught the very next week and the sessions went very ...
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Book List for Making Books Better #417

In my podcast #417 Making Books Better for Late Talking Toddlers (18 to 36 months), I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions ...
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Up at Night Worrying?

  Are you working with a child – maybe your own - who keeps you up at night? Tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, feeling like a failure because ...
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COVID Babies

Have you seen this study? Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health It’s still in preprint, but ...
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Questions about Late Talking

Questions about Late Talking   Here’s the most common question I receive at teachmetotalk.com about late talking from moms and dads. It’s no surprise this is the same question I also hear ...
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Questions About Treating Autism

After my last post 7 Signs of Autism, I'm getting lots of questions about treating autism in toddlers who have a few of the markers, but who don't have the ...
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Book List for Making Books Better Part 2 #416

In my podcast #416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Two, I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions and recommend ...
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Book List for Making Books Better #415

In my podcast #415 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays, I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions and recommend to ...
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Prelinguistic Skill #2 – Responds to People… Resource List

This week we started a series to outline the 11 skills that very accurately predict which children are ready to talk and which ones need more help before talking is ...
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What About Negative Behaviors?

WHAT ABOUT NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS? (from The Autism Workbook) So many therapists and parents reach out to me for solutions for a child's negative behaviors during therapy sessions and they're sometimes surprised ...
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Prelinguistic Skill #1 – Reacts to Events in the Environment… Toy List

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to review each of the 11 skills all toddlers master before words emerge and provide examples of toys for targeting each of ...
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Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother’s Day

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I've seen moms of babies and toddlers with developmental delays and disorders at their absolute best and unfortunately, at their worst. The longer I do ...
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Teach Me To Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Successful Speech Therapy Strategies for Working with Toddlers with Apraxia and Other Speech-Language Difficulties

I have received many questions about therapy techniques for toddlers with apraxia. Before I give you ideas that are specific to treating children with apraxia, I want to first outline ...
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Autism Basics… Part 2

Children with autism demonstrate repetitive behaviors and restricted interests referred to as RRBs. This is part 2 of the diagnostic criteria for autism. For another look at part 1, see ...
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Autism Basics

If working with a young child with autism is new for you, let’s review some basic information to help you understand and explain the fundamental characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ...
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I Need A Plan!

As speech-language pathologists and parents, when a toddler is not talking yet, we rush in to try to help them learn to say new words and pronounce them clearly. When ...
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