Creating Verbal Routines NOW on DVD!

Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

DVD for Parents of Toddlers with Speech Delay

My popular Therapy Guide for parents of toddlers with language delays is now on DVD!

Creating Verbal Routines is a 68-minute video filled with tips to get your child talking to you while having FUN!

Learning to talk during Verbal Routines is a critical “in between” step for many late talkers. Toddlers with speech delays don’t always respond when you tell them, “Say ____.” A child’s inability to imitate can leave a parent feeling helpless and like there’s nothing that will work.

With these kinds of children, this ONE tip is what I’ve found does work! Many parents have told me that talking during Verbal Routines “kicked in” just before their child began to repeat words and finally started to talk on his or her own.

In this video I’ll teach you the same tips I use when I’m working directly with families. I’ll tell you exactly what to do so that you can feel successful with your own late talker.

I begin the video by explaining what a Verbal Routine is and why this strategy is recommended for ALL young children, but especially for toddlers with speech delay and difficulty learning to say words.

Then I’ll provide lots of examples for developing your own individual Verbal Routines during play with your own child. When you’ve learned the “rules,” Verbal Routines are EASY to implement. Once you understand how to set up these kinds of little games, you’ll be able to apply the principles during play with virtually any toy your child likes. More importantly, you’ll be able to use Verbal Routines during things you already do every day – bath time, meals, getting dressed and going to sleep. You’ll find yourself working on language all day long! This point is usually when parents recognize the most progress at home.

I won’t just tell you how to do Verbal Routines…. I’ll show you! You’ll see over 30 minutes of video clips from actual speech therapy sessions when I’ve used Verbal Routines to teach toddlers and young preschoolers how to talk. You’ll see parents right there participating in therapy, teaching their child, and most of all, having fun!

When you’re watching the DVD, you may discover that you’re already using this technique. That’s a great start! After you learn the “tricks,” you’ll be able to better analyze what you’re doing and become laser-focused on how to help your child. Like other parents who have found success, I hope that you, too, will be amazed with your own results.

Because this is REAL-LIFE therapy, there are some clips when things don’t go as smoothly as we’d like. As I always say, speech therapy DVDs should look REAL. There are no ‘actors,’ no Hollywood set, no sound studio, and no fancy effects. This video is real-life speech therapy in a real office or a real home with a real therapist, real kid, and real parents!

In addition to the DVD, you’ll receive an eight-page written guide to pair with the activities demonstrated on the video. If you’re a parent, you’ll have instructions in your hands to help you remember what you’re supposed to do!

Creating Verbal Routines on DVD will be regularly priced at $39.99, but is on sale now for just $29.99.

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Downloadable, Online Version of Creating Verbal Routines

If you’d like immediate access, you can watch the online version here. This will be a PERFECT choice if you want immediate information without waiting for a DVD to arrive in the mail! It’s an ideal solution for those who live outside the USA!

Or choose the DVD so you can watch multiple times at your own convenience and then share with others.

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For PROFESSIONALS who Work with Toddlers with Speech Delay

This DVD is particularly appropriate for pediatric speech-language pathologists, occupational and developmental therapists, early intervention specialists, preschool teachers, and other professionals who work with toddlers with language delays and developmental concerns. Watch and then share sections with your families during visits. The summary is written in a “hand out” format and can be copied for parents as homework.

SLPs… ASHA CEU credit will be available SOON!

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If you’d like a more comprehensive approach, Verbal Routines is one part of the step-by-step process I outline in my book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers. If your child doesn’t copy any actions during play and is eerily quiet, begin with the techniques in that book and then work your way up to this DVD. Order both here!

For professionals, check out my course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers! You’ll learn a hierarchy for helping nonverbal toddlers begin to develop expressive skills. HINT: It doesn’t begin at the word level! Toddlers must exhibit mastery of several earlier, easier skills BEFORE we can realistically expect to hear words!

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Happy Therapists, Teachers, Parents & Children

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