Protected: Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor



SLP CEU Courses for Pediatric SLPs who Specialize in Birth to 3, Toddlers, Preschool

My Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor (Expanded Edition) is now on DVD!!!

This 12-hour course is a made-for-DVD production, rather than video of a live event, so there are no distractions and no interruptions.

I listened to feedback from attendees over the past 3 years and expanded this course from 6 hours to 12 hours. Even if you’ve seen the same course live, you’ll still get new information with additional references, resources, and Evidence-Based Practice.

The best part about this Expanded Edition is that I was able to add even more video examples of therapy sessions! There are now over 50 clips of toddlers and young preschoolers so that you can SEE the strategies we’re discussing in real life with real kids. All of the clips aren’t of “perfect” sessions either, meaning that you’ll see me face the same challenges you do when you’re working with a very young child and a family whether at home or in a clinical setting.

If you’ve struggled with designing effective treatment plans for your youngest clients ages birth to 4, then this is the course for you! We’ll spend most of the course talking about TREATMENT strategies, and I’ll introduce you to my SIMPLE TREATMENT HIERARCHY complete with checklists and 12 hours full of treatment strategies to encompass the entire gamut of your caseloads from non-verbal children with social communication disorders to toddlers who are ready to work on speech intelligibility.

How do you make treatment decisions, prioritize goals, and determine what techniques to use in sessions? How do you maximize a child’s participation in sessions AND your effectiveness as an early intervention professional? This course will help you clarify your position, your philosophy, and your overall approach as you provide services for your youngest clients. If you’re a seasoned professional (like me!) or a new grad, you’re sure to complete this course with treatment guidelines to support your practice.

On sale NOW! Regular Price: $229

Sale Price: $199

Therapists outside the USA must pay priority mail shipping costs. Email me at and I’ll email you an invoice for shipping. Shipping costs must be paid before the materials are shipped.

We do accept purchase orders! Email me at Laura@teachmetotalk.comfor assistance.

Order the SLP CEU course here.

Now for the ‘formal’ version of course objectives, timed agenda, required instructions, and the other official blah-blah…

View course brochure here: Brochure_EarlySpeechLanguageDevelopment Edited

12 Hours on 6 DVDs!

Course Director

Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in young children ages birth to four with communication delays and disorders in her private practice just outside Louisville, Kentucky. She earned a from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She authors the website and hosts a popular weekly podcast. Laura produced a series of training DVDs for parents and professionals who work with children with developmental speech-language delays and disorders. Her best-selling DVDs and therapy manuals are used by pediatric therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice, early intervention programs, grad schools, preschool programs, and continuing education conferences throughout the USA, Canada, South Africa, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, India, Zambia, Greece, and the UK.


Financial – Laura Mize owns and The Laura Mize Group and therefore receives a salary, compensation for speaking, and royalties from product sales. Nonfinancial – Laura Mize has no other financial or nonfinancial relationships with any author, publisher, or SLP whose work she recommends in this course.

Order the course here.

This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Information for SLPs who want ASHA credit: The kit includes 6 DVDs, a course manual, and all forms necessary to receive ASHA CEUs for one SLP. Additional viewers must purchase CE materials separately to receive ASHA CE credit and only at the time of original course purchase within the same transaction. There’s a separate option to Add CE Participants in the shopping cart system. Names of additional participants must be listed in the dialogue box at the time of purchase. Agency CE managers or groups of 5 or more should email to be sure that all names are entered at the time of purchase.

Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements: Participants must have purchased and viewed the DVDs, completed an Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a program evaluation form, and an ASHA CEU participant form (if applicable) to complete the course. Forms must be returned by mail to The Laura Mize Group in order to receive a Certificate of Participation. An envelope will be included in your kit to facilitate form return. No credit will be awarded until the forms are returned to The Laura Mize Group. Failure to return the forms will result in forfeiture of CE credit for the course. ASHA CE credit is submitted quarterly. The date you return the forms upon completion of the course is the date that determines which quarter it will be submitted to ASHA. (i.e.: If you purchase the course October 1, but you do not return the forms until February, it will be sent with the next quarter’s filing.) CE credit will appear on your ASHA CE Registry after quarterly filings. Specific instructions will be included in your packet of materials. Partial CE credit is not available.

For Other Professionals: Upon completion and return of the forms, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.

For Non-Professionals and Parents: All course content is offered at an Intermediate, Professional Level and may not be suitable for all parents or non-professionals. However, some parents have attended my live events and report being able to take away valuable information to help them in the treatment of their child.

Order the course here.

I have another course on DVD as well… Steps to Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers!


Feedback from Previous Course Participants:

“Excellent job! This is the kind of conference I’ve been waiting for for 15 years! It should be a requirement for all early intervention therapists. Dawn, SLP, Columbus, OH

“The best $199 I’ve spent in a long time! This reenergized my therapy! Thank you!” Alice, SLP, WA

“This course was awesome and very interesting. It’s probably the first class I’ve ever taken to talk about the things we really do in therapy.” Julie, SLP, New Orleans, LA

“As an OT I work on everything with children, but this course has helped me pull together all the bits and pieces I’ve been using. Now I can be more effective.” Kris, OT, Atlanta, GA

“Laura, please have more trainings! I have spent years wasting time and money going to trainings that had no benefit or practical information. Yours was wonderful, interesting, informative, practical, and motivating! It’s the best conference I’ve ever attended by far!” Melissa, Developmental Therapist, Ft. Wayne, IN

“I’ve been a practicing SLP for 34 years, and this is the best presentation for practical information for treating toddlers and working with parents that I’ve ever attended!” Kimberly, SLP, Franklin, TN

“I really enjoyed her presentation style. I loved that she obviously treats 0-3 kids, in a home, on the floor! This is the most interesting and truly useful course I have attended in years.” Jen, SLP

“….boat-load of treatment information presented!!!” Shannon, SLP

“I thought she was very down-to-earth, expressive, intelligent and to the point!” Kelly, DT

“Great personality as a presenter… good balance of professionalism and telling it like it is.” Kathleen, SLP

“Wonderful job, Laura. You were very good at keeping my attention and being realistic.” Mindy, DT

“Actually covered all of the advertised content. Wasn’t sure how we could cover that much in one day, but you did a great job.” Shiela, DT

“Best seminar I’ve been to in a long time. Useful information. Great speaker!” Donna, SLP

“Extremely helpful information for a real-world therapist. Covered lots of ground, but was thorough enough to be really useful.” Sonja, SLP

“I loved this presentation! It was so helpful. Laura was engaging and funny and taught practical ideas that I really need. It was fabulous! Thank you so much!!!” Elizabeth, DT

“I have been practicing for many years and use all the ideas you have presented. however, you have given me more tools to use with parents and organized the hierarchy much better.” Peni, SLP

“Wish I had this (course) 7 years ago when I was starting out taking on speech kids. This was one of the best and most useful conferences. Thanks for being so DT friendly!” Courtney, DT

“She was so fun and easy to listen to! The day flew by and made the information exciting and fun to learn.” Ali, SLP

“I liked seeing the videos with concrete examples of the therapy and how it worked. I am a new DT and this was very helpful.” Tammy, DT

“So much fun! This made me stop and think about what I’m doing or not doing. Great job of keeping things real.” Lisa, DT

“She was excellent! I can’t wait to share this information with my families. I will recommend this to my co-workers.” Jennifer, SLP

“Very energetic and knowledgeable. Great job of breaking down information and organizing material.” Mandy, SLP

“Loved her energy and passion while presenting. She has many applicable and informative tools to utilize in my work setting. Great organization!! This course was very useful and directed specifically to the birth to 3 population. Thank you, thank you for bringing this simple yet very practical technique to Indy! I thoroughly enjoyed this session.” Alissa, SLP

“This conference was so worth my time! Very informative Laura did such a great job Packing in so many useful tools! Thank you for such a GREAT conference!” Julie, SLP

“Great use of material. Thanks for making it real-life things I can actually use in therapy.” Carrie, DT

“Very Engaging! The best workshop I have been to!” Kacey, DT

“Love the real-life examples, videos, and handouts. Thank you!” Lynn, SLP

“Terrific use of video examples to demonstrate therapy strategies. I loved your candid style – it helped me to related to my own clinical experience. I really benefitted from strategies to teach parents and therapy/treatment ideas to jump-start what I’m already doing.” Brynne, SLP

“Excellent job! I loved coming and learned a lot!” Emily, OT

“Excellent conference and tons of functional carryover.” Anna, SLP

“I’m a DT with clients with speech problems. I feel better equipped to go out and help my kiddos! I think you did a wonderful job. This makes me confident in my therapy.” Adrienne, DT

“Strategies matched what I do, but putting in the specific organization that I can present to parents made this information very helpful!” Susan, SLP

“So interesting to listen to! Great ideas and great presentation!” Jill, SLP

“I appreciate the real-life examples and video clips that were used. You are very approachable as a presenter.” Kathryn, SLP

“You are a great presenter. Your personal stories make it interesting and enhance your presentation. You are fantastic! I have enjoyed your presentation and the DVD I have at home! Thanks for all you do!” Angela, DT

“Energetic and informative! Great videos, visuals, and hand-outs!” Chelsea, DT

“Best conference I have gone to in YEARS!” Renee, SLP

“Wonderful interaction with the audience. A wonderful way of making therapy in homes practical and effective.” Megan, SLP

“Loved it! Real life and just what I needed! This has been very helpful in organizing my thoughts.” Chelsea, DT

“Very personable, funny, and animated. Very functional teaching style and materials.” Marlene, SLP

“I really enjoyed learning the speech information. The handouts were great for parents and me.” Abbey, DT

“You are a natural Laura! The presentation was more conversational than a lecture. Fabulous handouts! Love how you listed skills addressed for each social game which is great for parents! Very thorough and fun presentation! I looooove the focus on social/interaction skills!” Dana, SLP

“What a great conference!! I got many great ideas for things to do with the kids and information to share with the parents. Many of these things I can use tomorrow! Thank you for sharing with us. You did a GREAT job!!!” Jennifer, SLP

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