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Do you struggle to come up with what you should actually do during your time with a child who isn’t talking?

Is it frustrating for you to work with a toddler or preschooler with language delays?

Are you confused about where to begin?

You do not have to do this alone without a real plan.

While it will be hard work, your investment will be worth it when you help your little one begin to communicate with you.

The very best tools I can offer you are writtten step-by-step goals, instructions, and activities that toddlers like.

Check out these recommendations tailored to your very specific needs…

If a child is not responding to you, making eye contact, or staying with you for very long, Teach Me To Play WITH You is a therapy manual written for parents working with young children who have difficulty interacting socially with others. Instructions are included for beginning play with developmentally-appropriate activities using simple games and toys that are readily available in most homes. There are separate chapters with explicit directions, words, and hand motions for many familiar finger plays and traditional childhood songs. Activities are written so that professionals can copy pages of a specific activity, complete the activity during a session, and share the copy with parents with homework. The final chapter explains approximately 20 different common problems related to sensory processing issues that we see interfere with a child’s ability to engage others along with multiple strategies for addressing these challenges during play at home. (Regular price is $48)

If you like the idea of reading a goal and several proven activities to address that goalTeach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual is written specifically for speech-language pathologists and other early intervention professionals who work with young children birth to 4 with receptive and expressive language delays and disorders. Because this project was written for professionals, it may not be as family-friendly as other teachmetotalk.com products, but many committed mothers and fathers report that this manual gave them more direction and specific instructions for what to work on at home than any other resource they’ve used. This manual is especially helpful for goal writing and for designing fun and developmentally-appropriate treatment activities for toddlers and young children functioning from the 6-9 month developmental level up to the 48 month developmental level. It’s the ultimate “how to” tool for working with infants and toddlers with language delays. (Regular price is $56)

If you’re working with a child who understands language, enjoys interacting with you, but does not try to say or imitate wordsBuilding Verbal Imitation in Toddlers will teach you step-by-step the 8 levels of teaching a late talker to learn to imitate. Many times parents and therapists don’t see success with late talking toddlers because the adult isn’t working on the right things. The child actually needs to learn several “in between” steps before he’s ready to begin to imiate words and learn to talk.This simple, straight-forward approach is evidence-based and easy for both parents and therapists to understand and implement during familiar play-based activities and daily routines. Parents regularly tell me how well “the chart” has worked for them. Get your copy today! (Regular price is $48)

If you’re working with a child who tries to talk, but is very difficult to understand, get FUNctional Phonology . It’s filled with practical information to help you address speech intelligibility in toddlers. You can’t address a toddler’s articulation skills with methods recommended for older kids without some tweaks! Let me show you how to modify what you do so that you can be more effective. If you’re a parent and aren’t sure HOW to cue a child to change the way he pronounces words, then this therapy manual is definitely for you! (Regular $48)

If you’re a professional and need new tools that work, or if you’re a parent doing lots of therapy without consistent professional assistance, or you’re simply looking for lots and lots of ideas, order the entire set of therapy manuals to build your own library and have strategies at your fingertips at a moment’s notice. The ideas in these manuals are how I still plan therapy for my own personal caseload every single day. It’s the best money you’ll spend on getting yourself the most “ready” you can be! The best news is, the set is now on sale for $25 off what you’d pay for the books individually. Get the set for $175.

One more…

If the child you’re working with does not talk at all, has said only a few words but rarely imitates, doesn’t consistently follow instructions, or may not fit any “pattern” you’ve read about, you will need to look at prelinguistic skills – or the things that come before we hear words. Let’s Talk About Talking is a HUGE resource reviewing the 11 skills that a child must master before he learns to communicate. This is truly the “encyclopedia” of working with toddlers with language delays for any reason. Get this comprehensive resource today and start figuring out what’s missing! (Regular price is $76) It’s included as an “add on” when you purchase the set that’s on sale or get it individually. While it is pricey, I promise, it’s the piece that makes all the difference for kids who have not made progress in speech therapy.

Blessings to you…

Laura

 

 

Laura

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