“Best DVD for Receptive Language Therapy at Home!”

Are you becoming agitated and irritable when your child won’t listen? When you’re out, are others noticing her behavior?

Many times a child is called “stubborn”or “bad,” when there IS a real problem. Many teachers or even parents label a young child as “difficult” or as a behavior problem when the real problem is, he doesn’t understand and process language as well as other children his age.

This happens often when children achieve their milestones on the late end of the expected developmental ranges. And this is always the case for toddlers who have been diagnosed with developmental delays and other issues such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or who were born prematurely.

Because of these delays, whether mild or severe, all of these children have trouble understanding what’s expected of them.

This makes it even more difficult to know how to discipline them or even determine what’s appropriate to try.

The good news is ….

There are lots of very practical ways to work on these skills at home.

You can learn simple, but effective strategies for improving the way a child understands language so that he can begin to obey.

There’s finally a DVD series that will teach you EXACTLY how to help your child learn to understand your words and learn to obey your instructions.

It’s called Teach Me To Listen and Obey, and it was developed by Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist and author of the website teachmetotalk.com.

There’s so much information that it’s been split it into a 2 part DVD series to address specific developmental phases and disciplinary approaches for both toddlers and preschoolers.

Both DVDs focus on helping parents, and even professionals, teach receptive language skills, or improving the way a child understands and comprehends language.

Teach Me To Listen and Obey takes the camera inside real therapy sessions with children just like yours. Whatever stage you child is at – whether you’re just wondering if there’s a problem and want to try to address it at home, or if you’ve already seen a professional and your child has been diagnosed with a developmental delay – you’ll see all kinds of children with various abilities and at different stages.

Save $$ when you buy the 3 DVD Set – Teach Me To Talk and Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 & 2.

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Here’s a sneak peek….

Clip from Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2………….

Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 is a packed hour-long DVD that teaches parents how to help younger toddlers, and even older preschool children with developmental delays, learn to understand words and follow basic directions.

Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 is a full two hours long and is for parents of older toddlers and young preschoolers ages 2 to 4 who need help learning to understand many different kinds of words so that they can follow more complex commands and begin to consistently obey. Watch more……

Buy the entire set and you’ll get a full 3 hours of instruction to help you teach your child to understand new words, consistently follow your directions, AND you’ll learn what to do about it when this doesn’t happen.

See more from the discipline section of Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2…..

It’s hard to discipline ANY toddler, but when you’re considering your options for a toddler with developmental delays, it’s especially challenging.

In Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2, you’ll review the?techniques recommended by behavior experts, and then you’ll see actual demonstrations of how to handle common behavior problems such as:

  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Throwing things
  • Melt-downs and tantrums
  • Difficulty paying attention and staying on task
  • Refusing to do what you’ve asked?

There’s even an entire section on how to use time out for toddlers with developmental challenges.

If your child is not learning to understand new words and does not follow your directions, you need to change your approach.

Learn what works to be able to teach your toddler or preschooler to listen and follow through.

Learn what works to be able to teach your toddler or preschooler to listen and obey.

Much of the time, it’s not what you do, but HOW you do it. Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 and 2 will show you how to teach your child in an easy, step-by-step format, that you can easily implement at home.

A mom’s feedback from email about Teach Me To Listen and Obey:

“Dear Laura,   

Four months ago I noticed my daughter didn’t talk as well as other childrend her age. After visiting our local school district for a speech eval, I was sent home and told she was fine and would have a “word burst” any day now. I wasn’t comfortable with the “wait and see” idea, so I turned to the internet and THANKFULLY found your website. From your site alone, I was able to educate myself and understand my daughter’s problem was a language issue, and she was way over due for her “word burst.” It prompted me to get an assessment with a private SLP, and we then found she does have a moderate expressive language delay that is not going to correct itself!   Even though my daughter scored normally on her receptive language test, I saw the signs you listed that may still point to a receptive language issue, specifically not being able to answer simple questions or follow simple commands, using lots of jargon, etc. I decided to get Teach Me to Listen and Obey 2 to get some ideas to work with her at home. As expected, it gave me many great game ideas. In fact, my daughter found your voice so engaging, she kept coming into the room to view the video with me. I could tell she really wanted to play the games! But perhaps the most valuable thing your video taught me was that raising a child with a language delay is different and it’s hard!? My daughter and I are both frustrated all the time, so it’s my job to keep it together and to fill in the communication gaps. I needed to be reminded of that, and I am a better parent today because of it. Thank you so much for your wonderful website and videos. Thank you, thank you!”   Teresa G


Read what a few parents and professionals who previewed the project during the editing process said:

“I loved your first DVD Teach Me To Talk, but I think I enjoyed Teach Me To Listen and Obey even more! The way you presented the information made it very easy to understand. My child does have some difficulty understanding what’s said to him, but I never thought it could be the reason he doesn’t seem to listen to me. Thank you for letting me watch this because now I know how to help him better.”

“The discipline information alone would be worth the money to buy the whole set.”

“As a father, I want my son to mind me. Until I watched your video I didn’t understand that he didn’t understand. Thank you for showing me that.”

“This is a great DVD set for teaching parents how to view receptive language delays. I’m a developmental therapist, and I learned several new things that I will be thinking about as I work with my clients.”

“This is the BEST DVD I’ve ever seen for teaching a parent how to work on receptive language at home.”

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Use the following guidelines to determine which DVD is most appropriate for your child:

Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 is for parents of a child who:

  • Can’t follow simple directions
  • Doesn’t consistently respond to his or her name
  • Won’t participate in simple games or play with an adult
  • Needs help understanding very basic concepts like learning the names of familiar objects and people, pointing to body parts, or completing early requests such as, “Wave bye-bye,” or “Give me a kiss.”
  • Demonstrates developmental and receptive language skills below the 24 month level

Even if you feel your child is older and past the “baby” stage, if he is not consistently following simple directions or paying attention when you talk to him, you need to begin here.

In Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1, you’ll learn what things your child must do first so that he can begin to understand words. You’ll also learn the background information you need to decide if there’s a real problem. Thisincludes the definition of receptive language,the early signs and symptoms of a receptive language disorder, and you’ll see a review the basic receptive language milestones for toddlers and preschool children between 1 and 4.

You’ll learn simple ways to cue your child, and an EASY tag line to help you remember what to do! You’ll be able to use these techniques during play and during your daily routines at home to provide a strong foundation for comprehension and communication skills.

Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 is for parents of a child who:

  • Gets “lost” when trying to follow more complicated commands
  • Needs help expanding his vocabulary to understand many different kinds of words
  • May understand basic directions, but won’t follow through with what you’ve asked her to do
  • Has reached a developmental and receptive language age-equivalency of at least 24 months, but is still behind his peers who are 2, 3, or 4
  • Is ready to move on to higher-level language skills, but you’re not sure how to teach these or you don’t know what should come next

During Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 you’ll see demonstrations of teaching children how to understand?the major language comprehension?milestones for children ages 2 to 4. This includes learning to understand verbs, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, and other concepts such as size, categories, parts of an object, object functions, quantity, and making inferences.

You’ll also find out what’s NOT important to teach your child at this phase of language development so that you can use your time efficiently and wisely.

You’ll learn how to design “games” for teaching young children to listen and follow directions, and you’ll get ideas for involving siblings at home. Here’s an example……….


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Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 and Teach Me To Listen and Obey 2 are available as separate DVDs through these PayPal links:

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Buy the entire set, you’ll get 3 full hours of instruction to help you teach your child to understand new words and follow your directions. Order your set now!


Save even more when you combine this set with the best-selling DVD Teach Me To Talk the DVD. If your child isn’t talking and is having difficulty understanding, then this is the recommended set for you! Choose the 3 DVD set and receive Teach Me To Talk the DVD and Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 & 2 for $84.99. Save now here!



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"Hello Miss Laura,

First, I would like to thank you for all you do for us moms who are lacking support in the autism community, and thank you for providing tons of information and resources to help our bright children. I myself benefited so much from watching your videos and reading your daily emails. I cannot stress enough how much all this information helped my toddler. Of course, getting an autism diagnosis for your child is extremely scary (she was diagnosed at 2 years old) and I was depressed and did not know what autism was, how it affected children, and how to teach children struggling with this condition. However, your videos helped me to find light in my child and now I am your biggest fan! I rewatch your videos over and over again to make sure I didn't miss anything that can help my daughter. I even purchase two books- Autism workbook and Teach me to Play. My toddler was completely non-verbal, she didn't know how to imitate, no eye contact, no pointing.. you name it she didn't have any skills and I didn't know how to teach her! And that is until I discover ed You- my toddlers (Fairy: smiling_face_with_3_hearts:)!

Now she is little sweet 2.5 years old and she says "mama" (I cried when she said that magic word), she waves bye bye or hi, she points, she gives "high 5", her joint attention is great and overall she is doing so much better! And that's all because I have been doing everything you described in your books and videos! I. My mind I always play "repetition, repetition and repetition", teaching her everything through play that she so much enjoys!!! I can write forever explaining how much I taught her through yr videos and books! And the most amazing thing is that her speech therapist is a big fan of yours as well so it worked out perfectly since we understand each other and work based on your teachings! The therapist even owns the same books I own ...I am so grateful that my toddler has such an amazing therapist; especially the one that understands autism and is ready for a real challenge! God bless you for all you do and I cannot wait for my toddler blossom.. you gave me hope and lit the light inside me. And I'm determined to work with my girl :)"

"Dear Laura Mize and Team,

Thank you so much for all your hard work and publishing books! Our 17-month-old toddler suddenly exploded into speaking and imitating everybody's gestures and sounds, just a week or two after we 'completed' all activities that are listed under 11 pre-linguistic skills! Your method really works!"

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"Hi Laura!

I absolutely LOVE all of your workbooks, especially your Autism Workbook. Starting with Social Games has been a game changer for many of my littles with ASD and their families. It's been the best way for them to finally connect and sustain shared attention and engagement, leading to longer social interactions, through play!"

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"Hi Ms. Laura,

Thank you so much for the videos you have posted on your youtube channel. They are so direct, informative, and helpful. Thank you for being a resource for me to become a better therapist."


"Hi Laura - I just wanted to say I received my copies of the Apraxia workbooks yesterday and I LOVED workbook 1 (not ready for 2). I'm on chapter 8 and going through the questions carefully so I'm prepared to help my son. I knew it was a great book when you acknowledged the fact that sometimes therapists and doctors don't bring a positive and supportive vibe when diagnosing. I remember being terrified at the mention of apraxia and ASD by both because they had these very concerned looks and made it seem like it was a death sentence. I know now (in LARGE PART, THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR VIDEOS) that it doesn't have to be!! I see a future for him now. You SINGLE-HANDEDLY, through your books and videos have empowered me to help my son after the doctors and therapists have gone home. You've given me strategies, play ideas, plans on how to keep moving forward. I don't always do things right, but I know I'm on the right track and I love that I can reference, and re-reference your books to help me keep going. As I was reading the book, I was so proud of myself because I've used strategies from your previous books and it felt good because I could check off a lot of the skills that you discuss. So, thank you for all your previous books as well!!"

"Gosh, I love all of your emails/podcast/website, just everything!! I work in early intervention as a behavior analyst and am learning so much from you!"

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I love your work! I am a professor of early childhood special education and a speech language pathologist! I have worked to help children learn to communicate and I know how valuable the information you share is for both early interventionists and pediatric speech language pathologists!

Thank you for systematically organizing and explaining essential steps for young children to learn and develop. You are having a great impact on our profession, the ECE profession and families!"



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If this is Laura herself reading this email let me take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have put forth for us professionals. I own every manual (except the autism manual) and have watched every course on DVD. I have listened to countless podcasts. All of what I’ve come to be as an Early Intervention speech therapist was absolutely to your credit. With your resources at my side I have never needed to scramble for answers and strategies and above all the clear language I use when communicating with parents. My fun, animated affect and key phrases I use have been learned through watching your example. So….thank you! May you be blessed."


"I just wanted to thank you so much for your incredible help! You are so kind and lovely and every time I implement something you've taught in your manuals or videos it is always a success, I cannot thank you enough. I really appreciate how specific you are in giving us examples of wording to use and how to use a toy in therapy with your videos, it is exactly what I need to properly help my little students. I also really appreciate your list of books of list of toys. I have seen my little students make significant progress thanks to you. I'm looking forward to watching more of your videos, taking more of your CEU's, and reading more of your materials. From the bottom of my heart: thank you so much again!!"


"Dear Laura,

What an inspiration!

Thank you for helping me be a better Developmental Therapist. I often listen to your podcasts which help me help families.

Your enthusiasm, professionalism and
the sheer volume of information is so great.

You are part of my team.

I just wanted you to know I appreciate you."


"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,

"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."


"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!"


"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."

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"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."


"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!!"


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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!"


"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!!"


"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

Laura thank you so much. Btw, you have transformed my therapy- I have become such a competent and strong therapist after watching probably like 350 of your videos and podcasts over the past few years. And I am a seasoned therapist with almost 25 years experience. (Yes prob 350 episodes ha!) But there was still a lot I learned from you. I have such a thorough understanding of birth to 3 development and how to properly incorporate appropriate therapeutic goals, techniques and strategies now, thanks to you. Kelly

But I just keep watching and learning because we can always learn something new! 
Thanks for all you do! 

Hi Laura,I want to thank you so much for the resources you provide, my daughter has delayed speech and though she qualifies for CDS. Honestly the most progress she has made in her speech/language development has been after I implemented your 5 top strategies for delayed talkers! She is now almost 2.5 and her vocabulary is well over 75 (I haven’t counted recently, could be over 100) words when at 2 she barely had four words. Honestly the last few months have been a transformation for her.