Read What Professionals Said About My First Conference in Fishers

Wow! I’m so blown away by all of the tremendously positive feedback I received from participants at my first conference in Fishers, IN on August 26. Thank you ladies! I had a BLAST with you!

“I really enjoyed her presentation style. I loved that she obviously treats 0-3 kids, in a home, on the floor! This is the most interesting and truly useful course I have attended in years.” Jen, SLP

“….boat-load of treatment information presented!!!” Shannon, SLP

“I thought she was very down-to-earth, expressive, intelligent and to the point!” Kelly, DT

“Great personality as a presenter… good balance of professionalism and telling it like it is.” Kathleen, SLP

“Wonderful job, Laura. You were very good at keeping my attention and being realistic.” Mindy, DT

“Actually covered all of the advertised content. Wasn’t sure how we could cover that much in one day, but you did a great job.” Shiela, DT

“Best seminar I’ve been to in a long time. Useful information. Great speaker!” Donna, SLP

“Extremely helpful information for a real-world therapist. Covered lots of ground, but was thorough enough to be really useful.” Sonja, SLP

“I loved this presentation! It was so helpful. Laura was engaging and funny and taught practical ideas that I really need. It was fabulous! Thank you so much!!!” Elizabeth, DT

“I have been practicing for many years and use all the ideas you have presented. However, you have given me more tools to use with parents and organized the hierarchy much better.” Peni, SLP

“Wish I had this (course) 7 years ago when I was starting out as a DT and taking on speech kids. This was one of the bewst and most useful conferences. Thanks for being so DT friendly!” Courtney, DT

“She was so fun and easy to listen to! The day flew by and made the information exciting and fun to learn.” Ali, SLP

“I liked seeing the videos with concrete examples of the therapy and how it worked. I am a new DT and this was very helpful.” Tammy, DT

“So much fun! This made me stop and think about what I’m doing or not doing. Great job of keeping things real.” Lisa, DT

“She was excellent! I can’t wait to share this information with my families. I will recommend this to my co-workers.” Jennifer, SLP

“Very energetic and knowledgeable. Great job of breaking down information and organizing material.” Mandy, SLP

“Loved her energy and passion while presenting. She has MUCH applicable and informative tools to utilize in my work setting. Great organization!! This course was very useful and directed specifically to the birth to 3 population. Thank you, thank you for bringing this simple yet very practical techniques to Indy! I thoroughly enjoyed this session.” Alissa, SLP

“This conference was so worth my time! Very informative Laura did such a great job packing in so many useful tools! Thank you for such a GREAT conference!” Julie, SLP

“Great use of materials. Thanks for making it real-life things I can actually use in therapy.” Carrie, DT

“Very engaging! The best workshop I have been to!” Kacey, DT

“Love the real-life examples, videos, and handouts. Thank you!” Lynn, SLP

“Terrific use of video examples to demonstrate therapy strategies. I loved your candid style – it helped me to related to my own clinical experience. I really benefited from strategies to teach parents and therapy/treatment ideas to jump start what I’m already doing.” Brynne, SLP

“Excellent job! I loved coming and learned a lot!” Emily, OT

“Excellent conference and tons of functional carryover.” Anna, SLP

“I’m a DT with clients with speech problems. I feel better equipped to go out and help my kiddos! I think you did a wonderful job. This makes me more confident in my therapy.” Adrienne, DT

“Strategies matched what I do, but putting in specific organization that I can present to parents made this information very helpful!” Susan, SLP

“So interesting to listen to! Great ideas and great presentation!” Jill, SLP

“I appreciate the real life examples and video clips that were used. You are very approachable as a presenter.” Kathryn, SLP

“You are a great presenter. Your personal stories make it interesting and enhance your presentation. You are fantastic! I have enjoyed your presentation and the DVD I have at home! Thanks for all you do!” Angela, DT

“Energetic and informative! Great videos, visuals, and hand-outs!” Chelsea, DT

“Best conference I have gone to in YEARS!” Renee, SLP

“Wonderful interaction with audience. Wonderful way of making therapy in homes practical and effective.” Megan, SLP

“Loved it! Real life and just what I needed! This has been very helpful in organizing my thoughts.” Chelsea, DT

“Very personable, funny, and animated. Very functional teaching style and materials.” Marlene, SLP

“I really enjoyed learning the speech information. The handouts were great for parents and myself.” Abbey, DT

“You are a natural Laura! Presentation was more conversational than lecture. Fabulous handouts! Love how you listed skills addressed for each social game which is great for parents! Very thorough and fun presentation! I love the focus on social/interaction skills!” Dana, SLP

“What a great conference!! I got many great ideas for things to do with the kids and information to share with the parents. Many of these things I can use tomorrow! Thank you for sharing with us. You did a GREAT job!!!” Jennifer, SLP

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Teach Me To Talk Testimonials

Happy Therapists, Teachers, Parents & Children

"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!"

Thank you!

Hailey

 

"Laura,

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!"

Sincerely,

David

"Thank you.

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."

Chaya

"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!!"

Lauren

"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."

Margaret

"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