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#374 Artic in Toddlers… To Treat or Not to Treat Intelligibility Issues in Toddlers

ASHA CEU Course #374

Guidelines for Determining  Developmental Readiness for Articulation Therapy in Toddlers

How do you know when a toddler, especially a late talking toddler, is ready to work on articulation skills in speech therapy? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of as she discusses 7 guidelines for determining developmental readiness for articulation therapy for toddlers. To treat or not to treat… now you’ll know!

Therapists – get CE credit for this one hour course for only $5! See details at

Learn how to recognize, prioritize, and treat speech intelligibility issues in toddlers in an 8 part podcast series this summer. This is Part 2. Watch Part 1 first.


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ASHA CEUs and Other CE Credit

A Course Handout will be provided with the purchase of credit.

ASHA CEUs for speech-language pathologists… coming soon! 

Therapists… get continuing education credit for this 1 hour course! (If you’re an email subscriber, you’ll get details first!)

Course Description

7 Guidelines for Determining Developmental Readiness for Articulation Therapy for Toddlers

In this one hour audio and video podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of as we discuss 7 guidelines for determining developmental readiness for articulation therapy for toddlers. After viewing, you’ll be able to explain why each guideline is an important predictor of success in therapy for toddlers.


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 7 guidelines for determining developmental readiness for articulation therapy for toddlers.
  2. Explain why each guideline is an important predictor of success in therapy for toddlers.


Timed Agenda

Introduction  0 – 5 minutes

Guideline #1: Age  5 – 15:15 minutes

Guideline #2:  Language Skills 15:15 – 35:30 minute

Guideline #3:  Social Interaction Skills  35:30 – 41:00 minutes

Guideline #4:  Attention Skills 41 – 43:20 minutes

Guideline #5:  Play Skills 43:30 – 47:30 minutes

Guideline #6: Imitation Skills 47:30 – 50:40 minutes

Guideline #7:  Impact of Intelligibility in Everyday Life 50:40 – 56:00 minutes

Summary and Resources:  56 minutes to 1 hour, 3 minutes


Course Director

Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in young children ages birth to four with communication delays and disorders in her private practice in Stanford, Kentucky. She earned a B.S. from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She authors the website, hosts her popular YouTube channel, and publishes a weekly audio and video podcast Teach Me To Talk: The Podcast. Laura produced a series of training DVDs for parents and professionals who work with children with developmental speech-language delays and disorders. Her best-selling DVDs and therapy manuals are used by pediatric therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice, early intervention programs, grad schools, preschool programs, and continuing education conferences throughout the USA, Canada, South Africa, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, India, Zambia, Greece, and the UK.



Financial – Laura Mize owns and The Laura Mize Group and therefore receives a salary, compensation for speaking, and royalties from product sales and also receives revenue from the YouTube Partners Program. Nonfinancial – Laura Mize has no other financial or nonfinancial relationships with any author, publisher, or SLP whose work she recommends in this course.  


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This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).



(Coming soon!!)




Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements

Participants must have watched the video and paid the $5 processing fee to obtain a certificate of completion and/or to have your participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Once the $5 fee is paid, you will be redirected to complete additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion which includes completion of the Verification Statement that you watched the video, Self Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a Program Evaluation, Request for Certificate, and an ASHA CEU participant form or your ASHA number for filing ASHA CEUs (if applicable).  Once all required sections are completed and submitted, you will receive access to generate your certificate which will be emailed to you upon final review of your submission. No credit will be awarded without completion of this entire process. ASHA CEU information is submitted monthly and will appear on your ASHA CEU Registry shortly thereafter. Partial credit is not available.

For Other Professionals: Upon completion and return of the forms and receipt of your $5 processing fee, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.

For Non-Professionals and Parents: All course content is offered at an Introductory, Professional Level and may not be suitable for all parents or non-professionals. If you’d like a Certificate of Completion, you may also register for credit.

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