Treating Trauma in Toddlers with Language Delays/Disorders

Last week I shared some information about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. If you missed that, read it here. To refresh your memory, ACEs are potentially traumatic events that happen in childhood including things that happen to a child personally – physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect – as well as things that…

Protection Against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last weekend I did some reading about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs and I can’t quit thinking about it, so I’m going to do what I always do… write to you about it!   ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood ranging from abuse to neglect to household dysfunction.     When children of…

First and Again

Last week something wonderful happened… Johnny and I are so pleased to welcome our new grandchild… Henry James Usher In a feeble attempt to reign in my overwhelming desire to overshare, I am limiting myself to passing along just two, no make that three, of my favorite memories during this first week of grandmotherhood… Here’s…

Is It Me? Tips for Clinical Problem Solving

One of the main questions parents send me at teachmetotalk.com is… I am not seeing progress in my child’s therapy. What should I do?   One of the main questions therapists send me is… I am not seeing progress in a client’s sessions. What should I do?   These are different perspectives of course, but…

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 strategies you taught the very next week and the sessions went very well. I just needed to drop back some levels! Thank you!” Ellen, SLP This is the kind of email I receive almost every day at…

Book List for Making Books Better #417

In my podcast #417 Making Books Better for Late Talking Toddlers (18 to 36 months), I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions and recommend to parents. Here’s that list for you. For detailed instructions for using these books to meet the following 6 early literacy goals for…

Up at Night Worrying?

  Are you working with a child – maybe your own – who keeps you up at night? Tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, feeling like a failure because you know you should be making more progress, but there’s something missing? I felt that way too – especially at the beginning of my career,…

COVID Babies

Have you seen this study? Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health It’s still in preprint, but it’s making news. Babies born during the pandemic have suffered a significant drop in verbal, motor, and overall cognitive development. A scary drop. As in…

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 dads. It’s no surprise this is the same question I also hear directly from families when I work with their children. Here’s my answer too – the same whether I am meeting you in person or replying…
Autisim Workbook for SLP

Questions About Treating Autism

After my last post 7 Signs of Autism, I’m getting lots of questions about treating autism in toddlers who have a few of the markers, but who don’t have the diagnosis. I thought I’d answer those here in case you have those questions too!   I’m also getting wonderful feedback about The Autism Workbook! Read a few parent…

Book List for Making Books Better Part 2 #416

In my podcast #416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Two, I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions and recommend to parents. Here’s that list for you. For detailed instructions for using these books to meet the following 6 early literacy goals for kids with…

Book List for Making Books Better #415

In my podcast #415 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays, I demonstrated strategies for the following goals with specific books I use in therapy sessions and recommend to parents. Here’s that list for you. For detailed instructions for using these books to meet the following 4 early literacy goals for kids with language…

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