HOPE…What Every Parent Wants

Every single parent you’ll encounter today, tomorrow, this week, and next year is looking for the SAME thing… ...
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The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk

The Truth about Flashcards for Toddlers Who Don’t Yet Talk I almost titled this post “Why Flashcards Don’t ...
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When a Toddler Is Not Talking Yet… You Need a Plan!

As speech-language pathologists and parents, when a toddler is not talking yet, we rush in to try to ...
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Child Not Talking? Teach a Child to Imitate

Learning to imitate sounds and words is a critical skill in a child's quest to become verbal. Many children ...
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Language Delay? Understanding Communication Skills for Parents

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I often get referral information for a child with the primary concern listed ...
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Toddler Grunts Instead of Talking – Ideas for Parents to Help a Child Learn to Use Words

Do you have a child who grunts instead of talking? Many parents of late talkers say that their ...
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Signs of Speech Delay in Toddlers - When to Worry

Signs of Speech Delay in Toddlers – When to Worry

What's the number one factor that unites mothers across cultural, social, and economic boundaries? It's worry. Most of ...
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Quick Social Game… Swinging in a Blanket

Earlier this week I sent an email titled, "The Trouble with Social Games." In it I addressed 3 ...
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ASHA CEU COURSE #418 Teaching Toddlers Developmentally Appropriate Consonant Sounds

Best Toys and Activities for Treating Toddler Articulation

From podcast 418 See each toy and the best target words in italics. Target words are selected based ...
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Protection Against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last weekend I did some reading about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs and I can't quit thinking about ...
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Not moving forward? Try taking a step back!

Not moving forward?  Try taking a step back! “I attended your course in St. Louis… I used the ...
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COVID Babies

Have you seen this study? Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in ...
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Questions about Late Talking

Questions about Late Talking   Here’s the most common question I receive at teachmetotalk.com about late talking from moms and ...
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Prelinguistic Skill #1 – Reacts to Events in the Environment… Toy List

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to review each of the 11 skills all toddlers master ...
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Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother’s Day

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I've seen moms of babies and toddlers with developmental delays and disorders at ...
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I Need A Plan!

As speech-language pathologists and parents, when a toddler is not talking yet, we rush in to try to ...
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How to Play Peek-a-boo! Advice for Parents with Toddlers with Developmental Delays

GAMES FOR TODDLERS Playing peek-a-boo is a time-honored ritual between babies and parents. Many times parents of young ...
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Valentine’s Day Song for Toddlers

I have a great use for those heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s Day candy – especially if you’re working ...
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Song of the Day for Valentine’s Day!

One of my favorite moms ever (a former preschool teacher) taught me this super cute song for Valentine's ...
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Cute Peer Activity for Valentine’s Day

I love this cute activity for Valentine's Day! It takes some prep time, but it's been worth it ...
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My Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

If you've followed teachmetotalk.com for a while now, you know that my kids are grown. (sniff, sniff) When ...
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JINGLE ALL THE WAY!

 Are you thinking about Christmas activities for therapy? I'll be sharing all of those activities this month here ...
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Draw A Hand Turkey… A Toddler Favorite!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories as a little girl was tracing my hand on paper to draw ...
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ASHA CEU Course Teach

FREE Teach Me To Talk the DVD on YouTube

We have some exciting news! Today Johnny and I released our original DVD Teach Me To Talk on ...
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