FREE Teach Me To Talk the DVD on YouTube

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We have some exciting news!

Today Johnny and I released our original DVD Teach Me To Talk on YouTube for FREE.

Our hope is that parents and professionals around the world will be able to use this  practical information for working with infants and toddlers with language delays/disorders, particularly during this challenging season when most of our daily lives have been dramatically altered by this worldwide pandemic.

As a parent, I know you’re concerned that your child is not receiving therapy.

As a therapist, I know you’re concerned that “your children” are not receiving therapy.

While we can’t do anything about that, Johnny and I want to provide tools to help you as you work with your own child at home or continue to support families, whether that be through telehealth visits or sharing information via email, texts, and your own pages and websites.

If you haven’t seen the DVD, let me give you some details so that you can use and recommend it to families today.

The DVD teaches six simple strategies for training parents/caregivers of toddlers with language delays. Each strategy is introduced with “family-friendly” explanations and then demonstrated with multiple examples of sessions with toddlers during play-based activities. Basically, you’re sitting in on therapy.

In the absence of working directly with a child and his parents, watching a visual model of a new strategy can be a powerful teaching technique. I would know — because this is how I’ve taught thousands of parents (and therapists!) to do it since’s launch 12 years ago!

Over the next several days, I’ll highlight each strategy for you and share how I use this information with families. For now, here’s a time listing of each section for reference:

Introduction: 0 – 2 Minutes

Playfulness: 2 – 17 Minutes

Sign Language: 17 – 31 Minutes

Modeling: 31 – 49 Minutes

Choices: 49 – 60 Minutes

Withholding: 60 – 72 Minutes

Expansion: 72 – 89 Minutes

Conclusion: 89 – 90 Minutes

Therapists – get 1.5 hours of CE credit for this course for only $5. The process is so easy! Watch the video. Pay the $5 CE fee. Complete the forms online and then receive your certificate via email. ASHA credit will be available for SLPs. See this link for details. 

Please, please, please feel free to share and post the link to the YouTube video with parents and families – it’s why we do the work we do! Here it is for easy copying:

Teach Me To Talk the DVD from Laura Mize

Blessings to you today and everyday!


**All product sales fund our free, mission-based speech therapy clinic in rural central Kentucky for underserved infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Thank you!

Working heartily today… Col. 3:23




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"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."


"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!!"


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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!"


"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!!"