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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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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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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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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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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Perhaps You’ve Been Created for a Time Such as This

I know you're reading all kinds of things in the midst of this worldwide pandemic, so the fact ...
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Be Present… Always Your Best Strategy

Last night I was on a webinar for workers in my church's children's ministry, and the speaker said ...
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Go For Joy!

The lesson I'm reinforcing with myself over and over again since opening our new mission-based clinic in central ...
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When Is A Child Ready to Talk?

If you've followed my posts or podcasts over the last few years, you know that Johnny and I ...
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas… Toddler Style!

Last week one of the fabulous moms I'm working with taught me some new verses to "We Wish ...
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Do You Need REAL HELP?

Do you struggle to come up with what you should actually do during your time with a child ...
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Let’s Move!

This week's podcast is on the fourth prelinguistic skill from Let's Talk About Talking (on sale now for ...
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Still No TV For Me

Last year I wrote a post about a decision my husband and I made to pull the plug ...
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