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Laura Mize is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in treating young children, ages birth to three, with communication delays and disorders. She earned a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the states of KY and FL.

Laura founded and authors the website teachmetotalk.com, hosts a popular weekly podcast, Teach Me To Talk: The Podcast,  and has authored training materials for parents and professionals both in the USA and internationally. Her DVDs and treatment manuals are used by early intervention professionals and speech-language pathologists in graduate training programs and continuing education conferences in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Teach Me To Talk is the largest online provider of CE courses for therapists. Check out the full library here.

When Laura is not rolling around on the floor with her little clients, speaking, or producing another project, she is at home with her husband, Johnny. They have 3 grown children and the sweetest grandbaby in the whole wide world : ) She is too tired to have any hobbies!

Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Earlier this year, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association released a new pdf handout for parents about screen time to clear up the often-conflicting recommendations on screen time and technology usage by children. The information focuses on children ages 1 to 3 years who are, as the promotional literature from ASHA says, “in a unique…
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Late Talker with Slow Progress? Do This!

  Are you working with a late talker with slow progress? Late talkers who add words s..l..o..w..l..y are often missing one or more of the foundational skills for language development. That’s why they seem to get “stuck.” Kids like this make a little bit of progress, learn a few new words, and then nothing…. for…
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HOPE…What Every Parent Wants

Every single parent you’ll encounter today, tomorrow, this week, and next year is looking for the SAME thing…   HOPE.   They all want hope. Hope that whatever is going on with their child will get better. Hope that you have answers they don’t.   Don’t believe me? Then start listening to what parents say……
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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 Work to Teach a Nonverbal Toddler to Talk,” but I opted for the one above instead. Many parents and even some therapists default to using flashcards in an effort to teach a child new words. From a…
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