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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Best Pretend Play Themes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In podcast #436 we discussed the best pretend play themes for toddlers and preschoolers for speech therapy. One ...
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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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How To Prompt a Child to Talk by Initiating

This week I've fielded the same question from a few families and therapists who have emailed me about ...
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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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Quick Social Game… Swinging in a Blanket

Earlier this week I sent an email titled, "The Trouble with Social Games." In it I addressed 3 ...
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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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ASHA CEU COURSE #418 Teaching Toddlers Developmentally Appropriate Consonant Sounds

Best Toys and Activities for Treating Toddler Articulation

From podcast 418 See each toy and the best target words in italics. Target words are selected based ...
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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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First and Again

Last week something wonderful happened... Johnny and I are so pleased to welcome our new grandchild... Henry James ...
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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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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 ...
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Up at Night Worrying?

  Are you working with a child – maybe your own - who keeps you up at night? ...
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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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