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 ...
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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 ...
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Using Visual Supports with Late Talkers with Visual Strengths

One of the lessons I've learned about working with late talkers is to use their learning preferences to ...
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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… ...
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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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Late Talking… Everything You Want To Know

  Without a doubt, the most common question I have received at teachmetotalk.com about late talking since our ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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It’s a Special Day at teachmetotalk.com!

Today is a very special day. Our daughter, Macy, is graduating from the University of Kentucky with her ...
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