In The Late Talker Workbook, I’m sharing what the latest research tells us about late talkers. A one-size fits all plan for late talkers does not exist. Late talkers have different needs based on their own individual strengths and weaknesses, their family dynamics, as well as their circumstances for receiving speech therapy.
3 Different Plans
In this therapy manual, I will introduce you to three different plans, all evidence-based, along with a whole bunch of strategies and activities so that you can pick and choose whatever seems to fit for where you are as a therapist or a parent working with a late-talking toddler or preschooler.
Plan A is a fantastic method for FAST results for toddlers with primarily expressive language delays.
Plan B focuses on the best strategies to teach parents for building language at home in everyday routines. Plan B is a fantastic “package” for teaching strategies to new therapists, our colleagues in other fields, and teachers… all in one place with questions for helping guide your sessions and coach parents.
Plan C teaches the foundational pieces of early language development with loads of questions and recommendations to guide parents and therapists in developing your plan for a child.
Help! I’m overwhelmed!
Many times, parents (and therapists!) don’t know where to start when they first begin to work with a late talker. I’ve included checklists, charts, and handouts to help you every step of the way. You’ll begin by choosing your plan with questions to help you pin-point exactly where to begin and what to do to work with late talkers at home, at daycare or preschool, or in clinical settings.
I can help you plan!
Each of the three plans contains:
- A detailed discussion of the plan so you understand the main components of using that approach with a late talker. (If you’re a therapist, this is the information you’ll need to share with parents!)
- Detailed instructions for implementing the strategies with TONS of examples so that you’ll know ‘how to play and what to say.’.
- Extensive lists of questions in “workbook” format so that you can jot down your answers for contemplation during planning. (If you’re a therapist, you can use these questions with parents during sessions to select family-driven strategies and decide “what comes next.”)
- Step-by-step directions for choosing early goals (like first target words!) and lots of activity suggestions with fantastic ideas for therapy all specifically for toddlers and preschoolers
- Troubleshooting and what to try if things aren’t working and you need to “back up.”
- Guidance for knowing when a child needs a new approach or when it’s best for you to stick with the plan for a while longer.
Once you’re finished planning, I’ll teach you what to do!
I’m going to do my best to explain what to do and how to do it so that you feel inspired, strengthened and equipped to put together and execute your plan for your own late talker!
For me, honing in on what’s best for late talkers and organizing it into a real ‘plan’ has helped me tighten up my approach and I know it can help you too!